Disappointing end to Australian GP for Sam Lowes

Sunday 23 October 2016

The Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 has unfortunately registered another setback in today’s Australian Grand Prix at the Phillip Island circuit: Sam Lowes in fact has been forced to retire from the race after a crash on lap two.

Started from the front row of the grid and eighth at the first corner, the 26-year-old old British rider was battling in the leading group, taking seventh position just before the fall. The team now moves to Sepang, where Sunday, October 30 is scheduled the last of the three consecutive flyaway races, the Malaysian Grand Prix.


“Heading to the grid before the race I felt a problem with the position of the handlebars, evidently due to the crash in this morning’s Warm Up. On the grid before the start we tried to solve this issue, but after the start I was still not feeling at ease, and it was not possible to stay focused. It’s my fault and I’m sorry for the team”.

Latest news updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and races by signing up to the newsletter.