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Shitting myself, chop it off and winning

Shitting myself, chop it off and winning

Jun 25, 2012

When I won the World Supersport race at my home track Donington Park in May I was not quite sure how happy I was or should be. When you have strived for something all your life and come so close in the past, when you actually achieve it there is a mesmerising mix of emotions that run through you. All season I have had the pace and taken four out of six pole...

Still learning and racing Cal Crutchlow

Still learning and racing Cal Crutchlow

Apr 25, 2012

I WAS at a charity go-kart race earlier this week and got the chance to race against MotoGP star Cal Crutchlow which was a bit of fun. I have a lot of respect for Cal and think the new 1000cc GP bikes suit him very well – but I am not impressed at him beating me in the go-karting. I had a nightmare race when one of my teammates crashed and destroyed the...

Australia and -148 degrees with Frank Bruno

Australia and -148 degrees with Frank Bruno

Mar 19, 2012

I AM disappointed with my fifth place result from the opening round of the World Supersport Championship in Australia but at the same time I am happy with everything else. I am happy with my speed, pace and the weekend overall. When my tyre started to go off I was able to control the situation and showed maturity to finish fifth with good points rather than...

New girlfriend with a familiar name… Sheene

New girlfriend with a familiar name… Sheene

Jan 17, 2012

I have a new girlfriend and we are having a great time together. Her name is Sidonie Sheene and yes, she is the daughter of the great Barry Sheene. Sidonie is a couple of years older than me and keeps me in check. The nice thing is that because she is from a racing family she knows what I am going through and is very supportive of my job as a pro motorcycle...

Sam Lowes Blog – Show season, training and back to being single

Sam Lowes Blog – Show season, training and back to being single

Dec 2, 2011

THE race season is over and I am back training harder than ever and enjoying the Show season. And I am single again… I am enjoying going out a bit now the pressure is off from racing. I had a great evening with Troy Corser – the former World Superbike Champion – at his retirement party; he put on a good event. It was nice to be able to talk to other girls...

Ever been to Portugal?

Ever been to Portugal?

Oct 7, 2011

IF you have never been to Parkalgar near Portimao in Portugal then get yourselves there next weekend for the final round of the World Superbike Championship, it’s going to be mega. The circuit is epic – lots of gradient changes, blind corners and a super fast straight. I’ve ridden there before and it fantastic to ride, a real racers track that separates...