BRIT GP WEEKEND SPECIAL Lowes makes his mark
While Lowes was left wanting more after making his Motogp debut at Silverstone, Tech3 technical director Guy Coulon was more than impressed.
Speaking to MCN, he said: “Before the first session we had no target, our only aim was to be as close as possible to the last place rider. But very quickly it became clear that Alex was better than this so our target became to score one point.”
Coulon also revealed that Lowes could have been even faster in the race having potentially been held back by the team putting a conservative setting into his M1.
“When you have a new rider you start with a very standard Yamaha setting, which is designed for more safe riding, so not so extreme and as a result not such high performance. And I think that the level he got to in the race was better than the setting we gave him. We wanted to try the higher performance setting but we did not have time because of the wet sessions. I think we made the right decision because he finished the race with a good result and if we had tried something more risky, maybe we would have had some better performance on some laps, but maybe also some problems.
“When we look at the data together he understands very well what he needs to do to improve for next time.”