Lowes vs Lowes in WorldSBK? Alex wants to race against Sam one day

Alex Lowes wants Sam Lowes to win the 2022 Moto2 World Championship and join him in WorldSBK if he cannot secure a return to MotoGP in 2023

Alex Lowes, Sam Lowes

Alex Lowes has revealed his twin brother Sam Lowes was ‘incredibly fast’ when he tested a road-spec Yamaha R1 during pre-season training as he promoted the notion of getting him to compete in WorldSBK in future.

The 2013 BSB champion is preparing for his ninth season in WorldSBK - and his third as part of the factory Kawasaki Racing Team - but as ever will dovetail his commitments with keeping a watchful eye on his twin Sam, who competes in Moto2.

Sam heads into the 2022 Moto2 World Championship season as one of the title favourites by virtue of his status as the highest-placed returning rider from 2021.

Though Lowes has experience on his side having made his Moto2 debut back in 2014 and accumulated nine victories in that time, it was a disastrous season in MotoGP with the uncompetitive Aprilia in 2017 that has long been referenced as stopping teams from taking another chance on him.

It’s a situation that greatly frustrates Alex, who says Lowes is capable of shining in MotoGP on the right bike as demonstrated by the success of those he has raced against in Moto2, such as Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini.

“When people talk about my brother, I get a little angry. Sure, he had a chance in MotoGP and didn't master it perfectly. That's the problem," Lowes told Speedweek. 

"He made some mistakes, but he was also quick. Now rookies like Marini are stepping up and being fast right off the bat. It probably won't happen, but I wish him another chance in MotoGP."

However, if Sam’s future doesn’t lie in MotoGP, Alex hopes he joins him in WorldSBK, pointing out he was particularly fast on a Yamaha recently.

"I was there when he trained with an R1 in winter - he was incredibly fast.

“Then he should win Moto2 and then come to me in the Superbike paddock. Then we can play golf and race against each other."

Prior to racing in Moto2, Sam Lowes won the WorldSSP Championship in 2013 on the Yacknich Yamaha, making him one of the few people to comfortably out-perform the dominant rider of the 600 era, Kenan Sofuoglu.