Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

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Reigning British Superbike champion Alex Lowes has set his sights on a future Moto2 showdown with twin brother Sam Lowes.

The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider was at Silverstone last weekend, exploring potential options in Moto2 for 2015 while cheering on Speed Up rider Sam, who finished seventh.

Lowes told MCN: “Racing against Sam would be mega. Perhaps not good for our relationship but for everyone else it would be good. Everyone’s dream is to race in MotoGP and it is trying to make the right decision now. Sam has done a decent job and he has shown he has got the speed and in such a close class like Moto2 that is a really good thing. I would be interested to do it. But it is like saying I want to ride a Repsol Honda. If they don’t want to put you on a bike then you won’t get a chance.”

Lowes said his future is likely to be clearer after this weekend’s Jerez WSB race in Spain and he added: “I have got an option with Suzuki until the end of September if I want to stay there. It has been a difficult year but I’ve shown I’ve got decent speed. Suzuki gave me an opportunity in the world championship and I should know more after Jerez.”

Lowes has attracted interest from Kawasaki’s factory WSB squad and also Ten Kate Honda, but his hopes securing a Moto2 switch in 2015 suffered a blow in Silverstone though when the British-based Caterham squad confirmed it could quit the intermediate class and drop down to Moto3.

Lowes had been in discussions with Caterham team boss Johan Stigefelt about a deal.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt