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Elf Marc VDS Racing Team – Moto2

Riders

Sam Lowes
Born 14 September 1990 in Lincoln, England.

Supersport world champion in 2013, Sam Lowes switched to Moto2 the following season, joining the Speed Up team. After a season learning the ropes, he won his first Grand Prix in Texas in 2015, finishing four more times on the podium to finish fourth in the world championship. He then signed with the Gresini team. A title contender, he made too many errors and had to settle for 5th place overall. In 2017, he moved up to MotoGP with Aprilia but without much success. Back in Moto2, he struggled at the Swiss Innovative Investors team, who were running the KTM chassis. After another stint with Gresini in 2019 he secured a place with Marc VDS in 2020. The marriage was a success, with Lowes fighting for the world title throughout the season. With seven podiums, three wins and three pole positions, the Briton built himself back up to become one of the favourites for the Moto2 championship. Last year the Marc VDS rider finished fourth overall and added three wins to his tally. This year he is back with the aim of once again challenging for the World Championship title.

COMPETITIVE RECORD

  • 141 Grand Prix starts

  • 9 wins

  • 23 podiums

  • 17 pole positions

Tony Arbolino
Born 3 August 2000 in Garbagnate Milanese, Italy.

Tony Arbolino was just four years old when he made his debut in minimoto. In 2009 he took part in the Italian Championship, making steady progress. In 2015 and 2016 he raced in Spain with Paolo Simoncelli's SIC 58 team. Runner-up in his second season in CEV, he made his Grand Prix debut in 2017, scoring his first two points. The following year, recruited by the Marinelli Snipers team, he regularly finished in the top ten. In 2019, he achieved new levels of success with seven podium finishes and two victories, finishing the season in fourth place. A title contender in 2020, he finished his last season in Moto3 in second place overall behind Albert Arenas. Moving up to Moto2 last year with the Intact team, Tony Arbolino scored a promising fourth place at Le Mans. Fourteenth in his first season in the intermediate class, he has been recruited by the Marc VDS team to replace Augusto Fernandez alongside Sam Lowes.

COMPETITIVE RECORD

  • 87 Grand Prix starts

  • 3 wins

  • 12 podiums

  • 6 pole positions

The moto : Kalex Triumph

 

Engine info

Other info

Triumph Triple: 765cc liquid

cooled

Maximum power: 140 hp +

Maximum torque: 85 N.m +

Chassis: Aluminium twin spar, CNC

machined

Maximum speed: 300 km/h+

Six speed gearbox

Dry weight: 140 kg+

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