Sam’s love of motorcycles runs in the family. His father competed nationally and passed on his passion for motorcycling to his children Sam and twin brother Alex, who started riding motorcycles at the age of six. They both started with motocross and at the age of 12 they made the leap into British Championships.
In 2014, Lowes appeared on the Moto2 World Championship grid after winning the World Supersport crown the previous year. After a first year of learning and gaining experience, the Briton achieved his first World Championship victory in 2015 with success at the Circuit of the Americas.
Four more podiums with the Speed Up structure allowed the Federal Oil Gresini team to secure his services for 2016. Lowes started as one of the favourites for the title and finished the year in fifth place with two victories and six podiums.
He remained in the Gresini set-up for 2017 when he made the jump into the premier class riding for Aprilia. In 2018, he returned to Moto2 to ride the KTM for the Swiss Innovative Investors squad and 2019 resulted in another team and machinery switch. He wore the colours of the Federal Oil Gresini again and was back on a Kalex chassis.
Moto GP World Championship Summary
First Grand Prix
Qatar 2014 (Moto2)
First Grand Prix podium
First Grand Prix victory
11 (all in Moto2)
3 (Austin, Jerez and Aragón)
Race fastest lap
I used to say it a lot when I was young and it can mean a lot of things so since then it’s my sentence.
Aggressive and loose.
Rider of note
Valentino Rossi, because he was my reference when I was young, and my brother Alex as we grew up racing together.
Aragon as it’s a track where I usually have good feeling.
Turn 12 at Aragon as it’s a fast corner and has great views.
Jerez 2016. I won in a good way in a track where everybody goes very fast as it’s a testing circuit.
I don’t really have big superstitions. I always put the right glove and right boot on first.
To get back winning races and be permanently fighting in the front.
Tools to achieve it
A great team and a calm and relaxed attitude to face all the challenges.