Sam Lowes admits to being disappointed with his performance in the Moto2 race at the Sachsenring, after a DNF in Mugello the British rider wanted more at the German Grand Prix.
Sam Lowes stood on the podium at the German Grand Prix last year, but this season the British rider could only manage to finish in seventh place.
After a disastrous Italian Grand Prix Lowes was hoping to claw back some Championship points in the German Grand Prix. However, he has left Mugello and the Sachsenring feeling disappointed with the amount of points he has collected in the last two races.
“I probably expected a little more even if I wasn’t expecting a podium here. Missing the track time this weekend due to the weather didn’t help me, even if it was the same for everybody.
"It’s one of those tracks where I take a little bit of time to get going. I have to really focus on my riding style and use of the throttle in the middle of the lap.
"In the race I just fell into my usual style and it just wasn’t fast enough in that part of the track. I’m actually quite happy with how I managed the race. In the last two laps I was fast and managed to pull away from a few riders behind me to get a seventh place.
"Obviously, I’m not happy with that. Last week we were a lot stronger. If I got a good result at Mugello then I’d have been pleased with the nine points today. I know my weak points here and, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to improve them this weekend. This track is my Achilles’ heel but the race wasn’t a disaster. There are some positives to take from it.
"It was a good day for the team, and Tony did a really good race. I did OK so it was nice for the Team’s Championship. Now we’re looking forward to Assen. It’s a track I like and it definitely suits my style more than here.”