Sam Lowes and the team hard at work on opening day at Valencia

Friday 11 November 2016

The first day of practice for the Grand Prix of Valencia, last round of the 2016 Moto2 World Championship taking place this weekend at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, saw Sam Lowes setting the eighth fastest time – 1’35”823 – in the combined classification aboard the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex machine.

The 26-year-old British rider set his best performance in the morning session, closed in fourth position, then in the afternoon he worked a lot on the bike set-up. Sam and the team look forward to tomorrow, when is scheduled the third and final free practice session before the qualifying session which will decide the starting grid for the Sunday race.

SAM LOWES (8th – 1’35″823)

“Actually today was a quite good day of work: in the afternoon we tried big changes on the bike set-up, something that normally we wouldn’t try in a race weekend, and we think it’s a good direction to follow, though probably the high temperatures in the second session have not helped us. However I feel good, the team is working hard and if we continue like this, tomorrow we can make a strong Qualifying”.

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