Barcelona battle beckons for Elf Marc VDS Racing

Barcelona battle beckons for Elf Marc VDS Racing

After a hugely impressive WorldSBK debut in Australia last month, the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team is excited and motivated to start the European phase of the 2024 campaign at the fast and flowing Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend.

  •  Sam Lowes arrives in Barcelona brimming with confidence after the Briton completed a successful two-day test in Catalunya last week on the Ducati Panigale V4 R.
  • The 33-year-old is no stranger to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya having made 11 appearances there during his Grand Prix career which delivered seven top 10 finishes and a brilliant second in the 2020 Moto2 race.
  • This weekend’s action gets underway with FP1 at 1020am local time on Friday morning.



“My aim is to be in the top five” 

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend in Barcelona and racing for the first time in WorldSBK in Europe. Catalunya was a circuit that I always enjoyed a lot when I was racing in Moto2 and hopefully I can perform well again there. I was happy with how my debut went in Australia and it was nice to have the chance to test in Barcelona last week, so we go into the weekend with some data to help us. The test gave us a good opportunity to work on the bike and myself because at this early stage it is all about building experience. It will be important to build on the good results we managed in Australia. We were missing in a couple of areas in Phillip Island, but we know where we have to improve and I’m sure this weekend we can make some more progress. My aim is to be in the top five and I can’t wait to get going.”