Sam Lowes joins Marc VDS for 2020 Moto2 season

Britain's Sam Lowes will link up with Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS in 2020, for his sixth Moto2 season.

Lowes made his Moto2 debut in 2014 with Speed Up Racing and was then promoted to the premier class in 2017 with Aprilia, but after a disappointing season, he reverted back to Moto2 with KTM and then Federal Oil Gresini this season.

Lowes will now join Marc VDS where he will partner current championship leader Alex Marquez.

"I am very happy and grateful to have the opportunity to join what I consider to be the best Moto2 team," said the 28-year-old.

"Alex Márquez is doing a great job this year and having him as a team-mate will allow me to learn a lot from him.

"I have gone through some difficult times throughout my career and I think my time has finally come. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone on the team. It's a dream come true and I will do everything in my power to return the confidence placed in me in the form of great results."

Team owner Marc van der Straten added: "It's great news to add Sam to our team. We know him well and we know his talent as a rider and his values as a person. He shares the philosophy of the team, our way of seeing and doing things, and that's very important.

"He has proven to be a fast rider, but I think he can still give a lot more in a team like ours that will put all the tools available at his disposal. I am convinced that he can bring us great success and happiness. Without a doubt with Alex, they will form a great pairing that we hope to see regularly on the podium."