Lowes put in a lot of laps on Day One at Misano

The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and Sam Lowes were back on track today for the first two Free Practice sessions of the Grand Prix of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini: at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli the 25-year-old British rider completed 41 laps in total, working hard with the team ahead of Sunday’s race.

Looking mainly for a better grip, Lowes set the 12th fastest time in the combined classification of the two sessions with 1’38”529, and he’s confident that he can improve further tomorrow for the third and final Free Practice session before the Qualifying session that will decide the starting grid.

SAM LOWES (12th – 1’38”529)

“Today we have been struggling for grip, like everybody: we tried some set-up solutions in the afternoon session, and one was good, so we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. We put in a lot of laps working for the race and I think that we can improve further and make a good job tomorrow”.


“We are working to find the right compromise that would allow Sam to be fast on a track that is currently not offering a lot of grip. As always we have worked hard for the race and we are confident of being able to improve ahead of tomorrow’s Qualifying”.

Lowes put in a lot of laps on Day One at Misano - Gresini Racing