Just days after MSS Colchester Kawasaki dumped Alex Lowes after a string of disappointing results, the team have announced the signing of Ian Lowry to replace him for the last three rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship.
The Essex-based squad are looking to the young Northern Irishman to deputise for the injured Stuart Easton after the team recently parted company with stand-in rider Alex Lowes.
Lowry finished fifth in his rookie year in British Superbikes in 2009 and has also had top ten results in World Superbike for PBM Kawasaki but struggled this year on the Buildbase BMW, which is still in its development year and left the team at the Cadwell round.
Lowry is hoping now to get his career back on track with Kawasaki and said, "It’s well known things haven’t gone that well since my first year in BSB and I tried a few other options but this is a massive lifeline from MSS Colchester Kawasaki to really prove my worth.
"The bike looks great out on track when I’ve followed it and it’s clearly good enough for podiums as both Gary and Stuart have shown so I’m really excited to ride it. I like all three of the tracks we’re going to and Donington is my favourite by far so that’s positive. I have a good relationship with some of the Kawasaki guys after Paul Bird ran me out in World Superbikes so everything is in place, it’s just down to me!"
Team owner Nick Morgan added, "Ian is a class act as he showed in his debut year in BSB and we’re delighted to have him onboard for the rest of the season. It may seem very soon after our announcement of Alex leaving but the reality is the team needs two riders on board every week for results and development. We’re going to try and let him get a run-out before Donington although it’s quite late notice and we have a bit of crash damage to fix still!"