Sam is a British motorcycle racer originally from Lincoln, Lincolnshire competing in the Moto2 World Championship for Kalex. Sam said "I always loved two wheels and I can’t remember a time when my life didn’t revolve around motorcycles. My Dad used to race bikes at a lower level and it’s a passion that he shared with me and my twin brother Alex, who is now a contender in World Superbikes and still my favourite training buddy.
My parents bought me my first bike at a very young age and I started racing motocross at eight years old. I loved it from the very first moment and that has never changed, I’m still totally passionate about what I do and grateful at how fortunate I am to be doing this as my job.
It’s in my nature to try to be the very best I can be, regardless of the other riders around me, and I’m confident that my positive attitude, self-belief and enjoyment of what I do will help me to gain even more success than I’ve enjoyed already. Being crowned the 2013 World Supersport Champion was, without doubt, my biggest achievement so far – right up there with earning a ride in the premier class of MotoGP™ in 2017 – but I’m ready to push for more.
My MotoGP™ debut, as most of you will have witnessed, was tough and I faced a lot of challenges on what I always knew would be a very steep learning curve. My rookie year didn’t end the way I had hoped it would, but that won’t deter me from continuing to focus on being the best I can – on and off the track. I learnt a lot from my time in MotoGP™ and I hope I may get back there one day, but for now my focus is on the Moto2 championship.
I’ve really gelled with the CGBM Evolution team and, from my experience so far, the KTM bikes are awesome. I’ve also spent the winter training hard and re-focusing mentally. I know I have another world championship title in me, if not more, and I’ll do everything I can to realise that potential.”
Sam Lowes will join the Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in 2020, which will be his sixth season in the intermediate category. Born in Lincoln (England) on September 14, 1990, the Briton arrived in the MotoGP World Championship in 2014 after being crowned World Supersport Champion in 2013 with Yamaha. After three seasons in Moto2, Lowes made the leap to MotoGP with Aprilia in 2017 before returning to the intermediate category one year later. He has raced a Kalex chassis during the 2019 campaign, which saw the introduction of the new Triumph 765cc three-cylinder motor.
Throughout his World Championship career, the British rider enjoyed great success in Moto2 with 11 podiums, three victories (Austin 2015, Jerez 2016 and Aragón 2016) and eight poles. In Moto2, Lowes has ridden three different bikes (Speed Up, KTM and Kalex) and he has demonstrated great speed and competitiveness with all of them.
"I am very happy and grateful to have the opportunity to join what I consider to be the best Moto2 team. Alex Márquez is doing a great job this year and having him as a team-mate will allow me to learn a lot from him. I have gone through some difficult times throughout my career and I think my time has finally come. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone on the team. It's a dream come true and I will do everything in my power to return the confidence placed in me in the form of great results.”