“At the minute it has sort of been me that’s been beating myself up rather than me getting beat.”. That’s Sam Lowes addressing where he’s at seven rounds into the 2021 Moto2 season. After winning the two opening races of the year in Qatar, costly DNFs at the ensuing Portugal, France and Italy Grands Prix caused the Marc VDS racer to tumble down the leaderboard to fourth. Undaunted, Lowes knows he has the pace to fulfill his goal of becoming a Moto2 world champion, but needs to minimize the mistakes. RACER spoke to him ahead of this weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.