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’

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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.”

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