Sam Lowes Heads To Argentina Prepared For Rio Hondo Battle

The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and Sam Lowes head this weekend in South America for the second round of the 2016 season, the Grand Prix of Argentina on the spectacular Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, characterised by numerous fast, long-radius corners.

After the disappointment of the opening round in Qatar, where Sam Lowes’ race was conditioned by a ride through penalty for jump start, the team and the 25-year-old British rider are determined to return to play a leading role. Third in last year in Argentina, Lowes has in fact underlined his potential at Losail, recovering up to ninth place after the ride through and setting the fastest lap of the race on the final lap.

The 23-lap race will start on Sunday at 2:20 pm local time, 7:20 pm CET.

“I cannot wait to get back on track in Argentina: I enjoy the circuit a lot and last year I was competitive, getting a nice podium finish. I feel very positive and I know that we are going the right way, so we will start the weekend knowing that we can stay at the top. I will keep fighting and improving, as always”.

“We arrive in Argentina aware that we have a great package from every point of view: rider, team, bike and suspension and therefore we know that we can do well. This means that we will attack to stay in the first positions. We have already forgotten the episode that affected our race in Qatar, and we are already focused on this event, in which we just need to realize our great potential in order to be competitive. For this reason we are absolutely relaxed, and we can’t wait to get on track again”.

Sam Lowes Heads To Argentina Prepared For Rio Hondo Battle - Gresini Racing