Lowes reveals Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 machine

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British Moto2 hopeful Sam Lowes has pulled the covers off the 2016 Kalex machine he will campaign in this year’s world championship.

He revealed the bike – in the colours of new Indonesian title sponsor Federal Oils – at the team’s headquarters in Faenza, Italy, ahead of next week’s final Moto2 pre-season test at Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

And, coming after a strong year for the Brit on the outclassed Speed Up machine, team boss Fausto Gresini says it’s an exciting year for the team and the former World Supersport champion.

“The project we have built for the 2016 Moto2 World Championship is really exciting: we feel confident because we think that we have everything it takes to have a great season. A competitive bike, which has an impactful new Federal Oil livery, a very fast rider on which we place great hopes, and valuable partners who strongly believe in us and which have been supporting us for a long time.

“Last but not least, we have a great desire to win. Sam Lowes is equally determined and we are pleased that he has decided to race with our team, with which he immediately felt at ease. It won’t be easy, of course, but we will undoubtedly be protagonists and we will have fun.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer