Amidst Lowes having a two year deal to race with Aprilia, it has surfaced that the Italian manufacturer decided to take up the break clause in the contract a year early to release him after a tough start to his rookie season.
He is replaced by Scott Redding, who lost Pramac Ducati ride for next year to Jack Miller. Last week he denied that he had completed a deal to join Aprilia though but the agreement did go hand-in-hand.
Aprilia released a statement on Monday that Redding will join the team next season and partner along with Aleix Esparagaro confirming Lowes’ bitter exit. Redding’s move meant he will have ridden for trio of manufacturers in five years in the premier class.
He spent two campaigns riding Honda before joining Pramac for last season. Scott is a rider who in spite of his young age has significant experience in MotoGP said Aprilia racing manager Romano Albesiano.
He believes the continued growth of the RS-GP will allow the team and him to achieving important results and contribute towards closing the gap to championship toppers. The future of Lowes in MotoGP now is under question. A ride with the Marc VDS Honda squad is likely or else he would switch to Moto2.