Aprilia Racing Team Gresini rider Sam Lowes left the Austria Tests satisfied and optimistic about the competiveness of the RS-GP Aprilia MotoGP bike as he waits untill 2017 to line up the MotoGP grid aboard the Italian Bike.
The Brit Lowes took to the track on the first day of the two-day test at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg to further get acquainted with both the new Grand Prix track and Grand Prix Bike power as the MotoGP machine is a huge leap in performance from his Moto2 bike. Lowes’ team did not run a transponder during the test, so did not record a time, but left happy with his overall pace.
Sam Lowes: “After the first contact in Misano, I’m beginning to feel more and more at ease astride the RS-GP. It is a positive trend. I improved every time I went out and we began to work on the bike setup to adapt it to my riding style. We have more tests scheduled with Aprilia, but at the moment I am pleased with the level we have achieved. The track is very nice. There are some tight corners and flowing sections. Overall it’s fun. It isn’t very difficult to learn; you just have to remember the right reference points on the blind corners. Let’s just say that, after riding the RS-GP, the straight stretches will seem even longer with the Moto2 bike!”