As confirmed months ago by MCN, Voltcomm Crescent Suzuki have finally announced British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes as teammate to Eugene Laverty for the 2014 World Superbike season.
Lowes, who signed for and tested for the team shortly after the end of the BSB season, has been under contract with the now-demised Samsung Honda team until the end of the year, and only now has been able to announce his new signing.
Lowes said after announcing the deal: “This is just mega for me! I am coming to the team off a great year and making a step up to the World Championship, it’s just a fantastic opportunity and I can’t wait to get started properly. I did a couple of shake-down tests to get to know my crew and the bike and I want to thank Honda for letting me do that, as it gave me an early insight into what WSB is like. The GSX-R felt great straight away, I think I will enjoy racing this bike a lot."
"I am really looking forward to the new season and I will try to learn as much as I can from Eugene and then try to beat him! I know this will be a learning year for me, but I am eagerly anticipating it.”
Team Manager added Paul Denning: “Alex was the first rider decision we made for 2014 and having experienced his commitment, ability to learn and raw speed at the two tests we’ve completed so far, it only strengthens our belief that we have a very special talent riding for the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team for next season. Alex rode a spectacular year in British Superbikes and showed incredible tenacity and maturity - considering his young age - to win the championship."
"Eugene’s experience and speed will be another help to Alex as he enters his first season of World Superbike competition and we couldn’t be happier with the overall rider line-up and the opportunities that are in-front of us.”