Sunday 18 October 2020
In a dramatic Moto2 encounter at Motorland Aragon, Sam Lowes wins his second Moto2 race in succession.
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Sam Lowes tasted the victory champagne twice in seven days, with a brilliant win at Motorland Aragon for the 11th round of the 2020 season, a result that puts him within 2 points of the championship lead.
Initially in a three-rider fight for victory with two Italians, pole-sitter Lowes was left to chase Marco Bezzecchi down after Fabio Di Giannantonio crashed out of the lead on lap 11.
The Briton then applied relentless pressure to Bezzecchi in a tense battle before he also fell on the penultimate lap, leaving Sam to take his second win of 2020 by 4.1 seconds.
It was a fourth successive podium for the 30-year old, the first time a British rider has achieved this in grand prix racing’s intermediate class since Rodney Gould did so in 1972! It was also the first time a Brit has scored successive race wins in Moto2 since 2013.
This result, along with Luca Marini’s crash, sees Sam climbs two places to second in the championship with 153 points, just two back of leader Enea Bastianini.
It’s a really good moment for me. I just need to keep this momentum
I’m happy. I didn’t quite feel as good as the rest of the weekend. But I’m happy with the pace, I was constant and maybe a bit faster than I expected. I think I can improve for next weekend. It’s nice to be in the fight for the championship. After missing the first race in Qatar, I’ve come back strong and I’m in the mix. It’s the first time in my career I’ve had four podiums in a row and had back-to-back wins. It’s a really good moment for me. I just need to keep this momentum. The team are doing a fantastic job. Now we just need to be smart race-by-race and take the good points. I’m really happy with how it’s going and I’m looking forward to Aragon 2!
- 22.11.2020 - Lowes signs off from 2020 with unbelievable podium finish
- 15.11.2020 - Heroic Lowes in the points in Valencian GP
- 08.11.2020 - Unfortunate end for Lowes in European GP
- 25.10.2020 - Lowes triumphant in Teruel for third straight victory
- 18.10.2020 - Jubilant Lowes claims second win in seven days in Aragon!
- 11.10.2020 - Lowes flies to famous French win in Le Mans
- 02.10.2020 - “I’m calmer and faster than ever before”
- 28.09.2020 - Second place for Lowes after brilliant Barcelona battle
- 21.09.2020 - All-action Lowes grabs brilliant podium in 10-lap shootout!
- 24.08.2020 - Undeserved ending for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS