Moto2: Lowes criticises 'novice' Zarco move

Published: 05 September 2016

Britain’s Sam Lowes was left gutted to miss out on a home victory at this weekend’s British Grand Prix after being taken out of the race by title rival Johann Zarco.

An over-ambitious lunge from the Frenchman with three laps to go until the end prevented Lowes from taking what he’s convinced could have been his first home victory after a dominant weekend aboard the Gresini Kalex. 

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Lowes topped every practice session before going on to take a second successive pole position at Silverstone. Topping Sunday morning’s warm-up, the 25-year-old looked set to make it a clean sweep as he looked to launch an attack on race leaders Luthi and Zarco in the final laps of the race, until an aggressive retaliation from Zarco left him in the gravel at Brooklands.  

“He wasn’t fast enough, he knew I was quicker than him and to pass someone straight back at the next corner like that is a bit of a novice move, but that’s how it is. I’ll come back to the next race and do my best to beat him there,” Lowes said speaking to MCN.

“I was on it all weekend and felt really good in the race. Three laps around Silverstone is a long time and I feel I had a good plan for those laps and that’s why I passed Zarco when I did. I felt relaxed, I wasn’t pushing too hard in the middle of the race and could have gone a lot faster, I did my best lap of the race after the crash!” 

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