Third within the championship final yr, Sam Lowes is without doubt one of the foremost favorites for the Moto2 title this yr: the Briton not has to face competitors from the primary two of the 2020 championship, Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini, each ridden in MotoGP, and he has loads of expertise since he’s getting into his seventh season within the class. Lowes lives as much as expectations as he received each Losail races forward of Remy Gardner, which logically makes him the championship chief.
A superb season for a Moto2 rider can logically lead him to MotoGP, however scalded by his tough season within the premier class in 2017, Lowes doesn’t need to return to the best degree at any worth, his precedence even going to an extension of his profession on the present degree, having no certainty of receiving an attention-grabbing provide from MotoGP.
“On this championship, the outcomes are decisive”, believes the workforce driver Marc VDS. “You want outcomes to have alternatives. For me, I am in all probability in the perfect workforce in Moto2, so until I’ve the potential for a extremely good contract in MotoGP, I might reasonably keep the place I’m. However you are not getting any youthful, so all of it depends upon what occurs. “
If Lowes talks about the potential for an excellent contract, it is as a result of his 2017 yr with Aprilia was devastating. Entered solely twice within the factors, he realized in the course of the yr that he wouldn’t be retained for the 2018 season regardless of a contract in due type. It’s due to this fact provided that he has the assure of getting a high-performance machine that he’ll try a return to MotoGP, a job all of the harder as few locations will probably be free within the high groups in 2022.
“For subsequent season rather a lot is ready for MotoGP and there are few alternatives. Plus I have been in dangerous conditions so I am not going to return to conditions that are not performing or that do not inspire me. However that being so, it is one thing that I’ve to earn on advantage. “
“However proper now I am solely enthusiastic about this season and my precedence can be to remain the place I’m, until I’ve a extremely good alternative in MotoGP – and there aren’t many for 2022 – however loads of issues can occur. I’ve to maintain doing what I did [à Losail]. If i do what i did […], perhaps issues can change. “
With Marc Michon