Sam Lowes signs three-year deal with backing from Yamaha of Europe to race World Supersport with plans to move to World Superbike.
The 22-year-old Englishman has signed a surprise three-year deal with Yakhnich Motorsport, with the aim of winning the World Supersport title and then moving on to the premier World Superbike class.
Lowes, third in the 2012 WSS championship, will ride alongside Russian Vladimir Leonov next season. The team will receive official support from Yamaha Motor Europe but carry out its own technical development.
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