Alex Lowes is looking to make further progress this weekend at Aragon, as he takes a break from his regular World Superbike schedule for a third outing on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 bike as a replacement for the injured Bradley Smith.
And, despite crashing out last time out in Misano, he says he’s looking forward for the chance to prove himself again in the premiere class.
"I’m delighted to be able to have another outing on the Yamaha YZR-M1 with Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team and I truly aim to repay the team with a strong performance on Sunday. It’s incredible how much I’ve learnt with this opportunity over the last two races and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
“I feel that step-by-step it makes me more of a complete rider, and the knowledge I have gained on the M1 will surely continue to help me in my day job in the World Superbike championship. Fortunately, Aragon is another circuit that I know, even if we only used the MotoGP track layout for the first time this season in World Superbikes, but I’m sure it will feel different to ride on the YZR-M1, especially the last corner.”
And while he’s still keeping his targets reasonable, the Lincolnshire rider says he knows what he wants to achieve.
“In any case, the goal of the weekend remains the same because, in the previous two GP’s, I just wanted to gain as much information as possible. After racing the Yamaha R1 in Germany this weekend, it will certainly take me a few laps to re-adapt to the Yamaha YZR-M1, yet I can’t wait to get FP1 underway and ride the fantastic bike on the Spanish circuit."