Posted: 13 Jul 2013
Sam Lowes has admitted he has started to consider where he’ll be riding for the 2014 season and says he has several options available. Lowes currently holds a thirty-four point lead in World Supersport Championship and is keen to remain focussed on taking the title.
While he acknowledges it is early days, Lowes states he has options available in both the World Superbike and Grand Prix paddocks. His current deal with Yakhnich Yamaha was initially to move to World Superbike in 2014 with Yamaha; however it is now alleged the Russian outfit are to step up with Aprilia instead. While this remains a key option for Lowes he is also keen to try out the MotoGP paddock. Recent rumours place the Brit in talks with Tech 3 Moto2 team and he has also been spotted in talks with Paul Bird at the Sachsenring this weekend. Lowes has made no secret of his desire to take the Yamaha R1 back to World Superbikes, although it would seem the Japanese manufacturer aren’t looking to make their comeback until 2015.
“Right now I’m just focussing on the championship in WSS but I’m looking at my options” said Lowes speaking to BikeSocial.co.uk.
“I have good option to stay with my current team in SBK but because of the rules and desire to get into the MotoGP paddock, I’m also looking at other options there too. It’s very early, so we shall see.”