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Sam Lowes pens 2022 Moto2 contract extension with Marc VDS

Sam Lowes will get a third season with the leading Marc VDS team for the 2022 Moto2 World Championship as he bids for that elusive maiden grand prix title

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Sam Lowes will enter into his third season with the Marc VDS team in a renewed quest to secure the elusive Moto2 World Championship in 2022.

The UK’s leading contender in the grand prix ranks, Lowes joined Marc VDS at the start of the 2020 campaign and is now in his seventh season competing in the intermediate category.

After his brief sojourn in MotoGP with Aprilia ended prematurely, Lowes has set about attempting to go all the way to the Moto2 crown and has achieved his best results yet with Marc VDS, being one of four riders in with a shout of the 2020 title at the Portimao finale.

While this season started well with two wins on the bounce to add to the three he achieved last season (seven overall since 2014), the 2013 WorldSSP Champion Lowes has faded back to a distant fourth.

Nevertheless, he will get some continuity with Marc VDS alongside new team-mate Tony Arbolino, who replaced Ajo KTM bound Augusto Fernandez.

“I’m very happy to confirm this renewal with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team. I want to thank Marc van der Straten for believing in me. He gave me an opportunity in 2020 and he’s now giving me this chance to stay where I love to be. 

“It has been a great adventure together already and I feel I’ve improved my performances being part of this project. There is a great atmosphere with my crew, and I still feel like I’m improving all the time. 

“I know the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team is doing everything to make me stronger and I feel proud to be staying in this great team and I’m confident we can enjoy more success in the future. 

“My goal is to fight for the World Championship, and I believe remaining with the Elf Marc VDS Racing Team gives me the best chance of achieving that.”

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