Lowes: "We’re still too far from the guys in front"

Sunday, 20 August 2017 14:56 GMT

Despite some strong battles British rider still has work to do

Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) made his return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship racing action following a victory in Suzuka 8 Hour with a strong battle, despite being disappointed to be far from the leaders.

Starting from the front row of the grid, Getting a tough start to the race with difficulties with his Yamaha R1, he was able to feel more comfortable as the race went on, locked in a battle with his compatriot Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) in the closing laps he was able to secure sixth position.

Despite a strong end to his race, the 26 year old still feels he has a lot more work to on with his Yamaha, and he hopes to work on these issues before Round 10 at Portimao: “I quite enjoyed the race, it was quite close. In the first part of the race I was having some trouble with the bike, it was quite hard to stop, and it just didn’t feel great The second half of the race I felt quite strong compared to the guys around me, I made some god passes and was going forward so it felt great, I had a really good battle in the last laps with Leon Camier, it was good as he’s always good to fight with. But we’re still too far from the guys in front, we need to focus as a team to close that gap but a sixth and a fifth is a solid result for us and we look forward to the next round.”

WorldSBK heads into a three week break before action resumes around Portimao from 15th – 17th September, where the rest of the field will try to bring the fight to the leaders. Keep up with all the action and news, or relive the previous rounds on the WorldSBK VideoPass.