Today in the We Buy Any Bike office, we’re switching things up for September! On the blog this week, we’re not going to be focusing on just one, but two riders; Identical Twin riders, Alex, and Sam Lowes.
Born in Lincoln on September 14th, 1990, Alex and Sam Lowes started their passion for racing at a very early age. At the age of just 6 they took on the racetrack for the first time, and they haven’t looked back since.
Not a lot is known about Sam’s childhood in terms of motorcycling, but we have an idea that they were similar.
Alex started competing in motocross competitions from 1998 until 2001 (aged 8-11). When he was just 11 years old, he took to racing on the road at the JRA Championship on a Cagiva. In 2003 before his 13th birthday, he finished 4th at April’s Superteen Championship, completely blowing all older riders out of the water. Before the age of 17, Alex took to competing in various 125cc category races.
Moving on up!
2007 welcomed Alex to the British Supersport Championship on a Honda CB600RR. In the end, he was awarded 10th place. In his 18th year, he joined Kawasaki Italia for the European Superstock 600 Championship. Although he did come second in a race, he finished in 16th.
…and then there were two.
The next few years showed Alex progressing to bigger engines and faster races and better results! However, in 2010 he struggled for a second year running. On the other hand, his brother was absolutely flying. Sam Lowes was awarded champion on his Honda CBR 600 RR when he competed in the British Supersport Championship.
2013 was a great year for the boys. This year, Sam won the Supersport World Championship on a Yamaha YZF-R6 after winning 6 races. The previous year, Sam claimed 3rd place. On the other hand, Alex won the British Superbike Championship leading with Honda winning 8 races for them. 2013 was without a doubt the best year for both of them.
The Future for the Lowes
After his 2013 success, Alex moved on to compete in the Superbike World Championship. He raced fairly competitively for a few years and in 2019 was awarded 3rd place.
Whilst he was competing in this, he also took part in the Suzuki 8 hours, with his first-round being in 2015. In that year he took home 5th place. The following 3 years were very successful for Alex; making a name for himself and claiming 1st place. 2019 was the last year he competed in this, and he won 2nd place.
Sam also had a fairly successful few years that followed his success in 2013. 2020 was a rough year but for Sam, he won 3rd place in Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing’s Moto2 category.
That’s a Wrap!
That’s it for September’s ‘Rider(s) of the Month’. We wish Alex and Sam the best in their careers and look forward to watching them both on the track. Who do you want to be featured in our next post? Let us know in the comments!
If you’d like to see last month’s, it was Tom Sykes!