On his British Motogp debut as he stands in for injured Bradley Smith ‘I need to change the way I ride the bike, I’m not even sitting on the bike right’
humbled by the reaction he got from the British fans, and clearly moved by the experience of racing in the British GP.
“The support both Sam and I have had has been great. It wasn’t that long ago that it was me sat in the grandstand cheering on my heroes. It means a lot to both of us and I’m proud to have had this opportunity to race at my home GP because you never know if you’ll get the chance to do it again.”
But while it won’t be in front of his home crowd, Lowes won’t have to wait long to put what he’s learned into practice. Following the Silverstone race he flew straight out to France for a test onboard his WSB Pata Yamaha R1 before heading to Misano for this weekend’s Motogp race where he’ll continue to ride as a replacement for Smith.
He said: “There are plenty of things I can take forward to Misano. I don’t expect to be able to go there and finish in the top six because that would be unrealistic. All I want to do is go out and get as many laps as possible and in the race be as close to Pol as possible.
“I think I’ve shown that I can ride a GP bike and I have the ability to improve. I really love the bike, and so I should. I’ve dreamt about riding a Motogp bike and it’s everything I thought it would be.”