Britain’s Sam Lowes is only at the very start of his MotoGP career but continues to impress Aprilia boss Romano Albesiano and has also had a pat on the back from two-time world champion Casey Stoner.
Lowes has had two tests on the RS-GP he will campaign in next year’s championship and Albesiano is pleased with his work ethic and the way he goes about his business - both on track and off it.
“Sam has a special story. He hasn’t followed the normal way as the other riders who come from Moto3. He arrived in Moto2 after he was crowned Supersport World Champion. I like his aggressive riding style and his honest and enthusiastic personality. He worked his way up the ladder and he is really motivated to get good results. I think he has the right approach to ride our bike,” Albesiano told Bikesportnews.com.
“We aim at having a young rider in the team, as Suzuki has done with Maverick Vinales. Sam is young in terms of his career in the GPs. He is hungry and motivated to do well. We have been the first to sign him since he was still in Moto2 to make one more year of experience and – at the same time – starting to test the MotoGP machine in preparation for next year.
“We were really impressed by Sam’s debut on the RS-GP in Misano at the end of June. Not only for the lap times but for his approach and his method of working. He ran smoothly and very natural. He looked comfortable from the beginning, without pushing and without crashing. He also gave very precise feedback, doing a detailed report after each test, the same he does in Moto2 after each race. I have to say that we were not the only one to be impressed that day Ducati was also testing and a certain Australian rider said spontaneously that he can do well.”