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Aprilia MotoGP team ‘overestimated’ itself in signing Lowes for ’17

Original Article Credit – Francesco Corghi, Jamie Klein – AutoSport.com Aprilia racing manager Romano Albesiano admits the Italian MotoGP manufacturer “overestimated” its own capabilities when it chose to recruit Sam Lowes for 2017. Lowes originally agreed a two-year deal with Aprilia, but the Moto2 graduate was released half way through his contract after a rookie campaign that was largely devoid of results. He will return to the intermediate class this year, having been replaced at Aprilia by Pramac Ducati convert Scott Redding. Asked about the decision to release Lowes, Albesiano said he “believed” in the Briton but added his lack of experience of other MotoGP bikes meant Lowes was likely to fail in his first season at the top level. “Unfortunat...

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: Superb quality, but you pay for it

**Original Post Credit – Jonathan Bray – alphr.com Who needs an action camera these days? That’s the question I found myself asking while testing GoPro’s latest Hero 6 Black. With modern smartphones now so good at shooting video and taking pictures, and also becoming more resistant to the elements, the number of people for whom action devices are appropriate (or attractive) appears to be dwindling by the day. Still, there are some circumstances in which only a rugged head-, body- or bike-mountable device like this will do. I’m not sure I’d want 180g of glass slab attached to my head while bungee-jumping off a bridge to an early coronary, or while descending some twisty, wooded Welsh singletrack on my ageing mountain bike to the painful accompaniment of creaking knees. And altho...

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