Lowes Aiming For Another Strong Showing In Barcelona

The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and Sam Lowes are moving to Barcelona this weekend to take part in the seventh round of the 2016 Moto2 World Championship, the Grand Prix of Catalunya on the fast circuit of Montmelò.

After the excellent third place collected in an very strange Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, run over only 10 laps after the first start was red flagged when Lowes was leading the race, the 25-year-old British rider is back on a track on which he made a really positive day of testing, showing a good race pace, last April 30.

Fourth in last year’s edition of the Catalan GP, the stated goal of Lowes is therefore to enter again in the fight for the podium and try to maintain the leadership in the overall standings, which now sees him at the top ahead of Spaniard Alex Rins.

“After the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez we made a really positive test at the Montmelò circuit: we have been very fast, with lower lap times compared to last year’s race, and we also found a good set-up, so I’m looking forward to start the race weekend. So far we have been fast and competitive on all circuits, so hopefully we can start well from the first practice. I feel very good and are very comfortable with the bike and with the team, and also the third place collected at Mugello and the fact to be leading again the Championship are giving me a lot of motivation ahead of this race”.

“After crossing the finish line at the Italian Grand Prix Sam obviously was not happy: he knew that he could probably get more if they had not stopped the race. The important thing though was to be able to get on the podium again and to be back in the lead in the Championship, just as it’s important to know that we have always been competitive so far. The team is working very well and there is a great atmosphere: I believe that Barcelona can represent another favorable track for us so we start the weekend in a very relaxed way, aware of our potential”.

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