Alex Lowes to replace Bradley Smith at Sliverstone and Misano MotoGP races
Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Bradley Smith will unfortunately miss his home Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as the San Marino Grand Prix following a crash in the Oschersleben 8 Hours practice session last week which caused ligament damage to his right knee.
As a result, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team has announced that Pata Yamaha Official World Superbike Team rider Alex Lowes will fill in for Smith at both races, having recently sampled the Tech3 Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bike for the first time at the post-Czech GP test.
The talented 25-year-old from Lincoln in England is currently in his third full season in the World Superbike series, where he has achieved three podium finishes. Lowes was also part of the 2016 Yamaha Factory Racing Team, which dominated the Suzuka 8 Hour event.
The Tech3 team has sent its thanks to Paul Denning and the Pata Yamaha Official World Superbike Team for their cooperation in allowing Alex to ride.