MotoGP Austria: Lowes ‘ready to prove Aprilia bosses wrong’

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Britain’s Sam Lowes is determined to prove wrong the Aprilia bosses who have terminated his MotoGP contract 18 months early.

The Lincoln-born rider will be replaced by Scott Redding, who is currently denying having signed for the Noale team, at the end of the season.

“Clearly I am disappointed with their decision and I intend to prove them wrong in the second part of the season. It is a difficult situation to be in now, there is obviously a communication problem between us and certain members of the team,” Lowes told this evening.

“It won’t affect the way I conduct myself for the rest of the year. I will try just as hard and I hope that I can secure a ride in MotoGP next season with a team that believes that I can do a job, and give the right tools and opportunities to carry that job out.”

Fellow Brit Cal Crutchlow has laid in to Aprilia about the decision: “I think it is a disgrace. There is no other way to put it. What did they expect him to do in his first year in MotoGP? The package is not a Yamaha. We know they’ve treated him like crap, we know that the bike hasn’t started in most sessions. All they’ve done is demoralise him more every time. He deserves a shot because he is fast.”

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