Stunning Lowes matches to wet Silverstone pole position

Saturday 3 September 2016

Sam Lowes set the pole position of the British Gran Prix thanks to a fantastic performance performed in this afternoon’s wet Qualifying session at SIlverstone: after leading the way in all the three dry free practice sessions, the 25-year-old Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider has therefore proved to be the fastest also in the rain, beating in the final stages of the Qualifying Frenchman Johann Zarco, with a lap time of 2’26”740.

Lowes, who enjoyed so far a perfect weekend, is therefore ready to fight for victory in the 18-lap race which will start tomorrow at 2 pm local time.


“I’ve been the fastest in every dry practice session, but I honestly didn’t expect to be able to get the pole position in the wet! This means that even in these conditions we made a good step forward, and the good performance we put on display at Brno helped us: that podium in the rain gave me confidence ahead of this race, no doubt! I still hope for a dry race tomorrow, as indicated by weather forecasts, because so far it has been a very positive weekend and on the dry I think that I have a small advantage on the other riders; that said, of course it won’t be easy, as always: Zarco will definitely be in the game, but I know I can fight for a really good result and keep alive the fight for the title!”.

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