Sam Lowes just misses out on pole in Brno Qualifying

Saturday 20 August 2016

Aboard the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex machine, Sam Lowes enjoyed a great Qualifying session for the Czech Grand Prix this afternoon at Brno. The 25-year-old British rider narrowly missed the pole position with a lap time of 2’01”614, clocked in the closing stages of the session. Lowes was beaten on the finish line by just 0.033 seconds by Championship leader Johann Zarco, who was closely following Sam in his latest attempt.

An excellent performance that bodes well for tomorrow’s race, also considering that Lowes can also count on a good pace. The 20-lap race will kick off tomorrow at 12.20.


“At the end of the Qualifying I did the fastest lap, but behind me Zarco passed me for almost nothing, so I can be happy because Johann is full of confidence after a very good run of races and the fact that he beat us for only 0.033 seconds, following me, is good and means that we are coming back in the good direction. Germany has always been difficult for me and Austria was difficult, but we took the positives from the last two races and now we are back, so now we just need to stay focused and try to do a good job tomorrow. The team is working good and the bike feels great. We have a good pace for tomorrow, I think that me and Zarco we have a quite similar pace so we can try to pull away. I feel relaxed and really confident in dry conditions; I still feel good if it will be wet, and it will the same for everyone though, so we will see”.

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