Lowes impresses on Moto2 debut
Sam Lowes has made his Moto2 debut, surprising many in the paddock to end his first day seventh fastest against experienced competition.
The Supersport World Champion, who has signed for the Speed-Up team for 2014, set a lap of 1:43.068 at the Jerez track, only 0.4 behind former 125GP world champion Thomas Luthi.
Lowes, who has switched to his brother’s number 22 for the test (Sandro Cortesse uses the 11 plate in Moto2), said afterwards “I’ve had a very productive first day and managed 82 laps!. I’ve got so much to take in but the bike is mint, so I’m happy and feel good. I was faster than my Supersport pole time which I didn't expect!”
The 23 year old is back on track for a full day of testing today (Friday) at the Spanish track.
1 Tomas LUTHI Interwettern Paddock Suter 61 laps 1:42.662
2 Jordi TORRES Team Aspar Suter 78 laps 1:42.726
3 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Kalex 69 laps 1:42.776
4 Takaai NAKAGAMI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Honda 52 laps 1:42.959
5 Tito RABAT Marc VDS Kalex 101 laps 1:42.962
6 Nico TEROL Team Aspar Suter 81 laps 1:43.028
7 Sam LOWES Speed Up Speed Up 82 laps 1:43.628
8 Sandro CORTESSE Intact GP Kalex 49 laps 1:43.592
9 Azlam SHAH Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Honda 52 laps 1:43.667
10 Julian SIMON Italtrans Kalex 77 laps 1:43.795
11 Zavier SIMEON Gresini Racing Suter 71 laps 1:43.944
12 Johann ZARCO Caterham Moto Racing Suter 70 laps 1:44.158
13 Anthony WEST Speed Up Speed Up 69 laps 1:44.164
14 Franco MORBIDELLI Italtrans Kalex 83 laps 1:44.249
15 Luis ROSSI Maptaq Sag Zelos Team Kalex 65 laps 1:44.469