Sam Lowes will pair with Alex Marquez next season on team Marc VDS. The agreement has been confirmed today, in what will be the Lincoln native's sixth season in Moto2.
"I am very happy and grateful to have the opportunity to join what I consider to be the best Moto2 team - comments Sam - Alex Márquez is doing a great job this year and having him as a team-mate will allow me to learn a lot from him. I have gone through some difficult times throughout my career and I think my time has finally come. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone on the team. It's a dream come true and I will do everything in my power to return the confidence placed in me in the form of great results."
Marc Van Der Straten, team owner, adds: "It's great news to add Sam to our team. We know him well and we know his talent as a rider and his values as a person. He shares the philosophy of the team, our way of seeing and doing things, and that's very important. He has proven to be a fast rider, but I think he can still give a lot more in a team like ours that will put all the tools available at his disposal. I am convinced that he can bring us great success and happiness. Without a doubt with Alex, they will form a great pairing that we hope to see regularly on the podium.”