Yamaha World Superbike star Alex Lowes will be on track, testing the Monster Yamaha Tech3 M1 during Monday’s post race test at Brno.
Lowes is being gifted the ride by Yamaha as “an expression of gratitude for his superb endurance performance”, after Lowes, along with Pol Espargaro and Katsuyuki Nakasuga won Yamaha’s second consecutive Suzuka eight-hours victory, the most prestigious race in Japan.
Lowes will join his team-mate from the weekend, Espargaro, to test the satellite M1, where he will continue to test new pieces of the Yamaha ahead of the second half of the MotoGP season.
“I’m really looking forward to Monday’s test on the YZR-M1. I’m very thankful to Yamaha for providing me the opportunity, and to Hervé Poncharal and the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team for making it possible,” said Lowes.
“Brno is a fantastic circuit and it will be good to work with Pol again, from inside his own garage this time. It’s been a good month already with the Suzuka victory and a really positive test this week on the World Superbike,” he said.
“Yamaha giving me the chance to try one of the best MotoGP bikes in the world will be a great experience for me as a rider and really is the icing on the cake.”
Alex Lowes’ twin brother Sam will be joining the factory Aprilia MotoGP team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
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