Lowes on the pace at Brands test
British Supersport Championship Team GNS Racing concluded their hectic pre-season testing schedule with Sam Lowes and Paul Jordan taking part in the official BSB test at Brands Hatch.
Following extensive testing in Spain over the past couple of weeks, 19-year-old Lincoln rider Lowes was again amongst the fastest riders on track aboard his CBR600 Honda.
Despite sliding off, Lowes was on lap record pace throughout the day and said: “Everything went really well at Brands Hatch and we managed to get the bike working exactly how we want it to which allowed us to lap in the low 47s throughout a race distance which is very encouraging and compares well to the race from 2009.
“I was very happy to match the lap record and prove how well the team has worked throughout the winter and in testing and I would like to say a massive thank you to the whole team and sponsors as we are now 100% ready for the first race.
“I am very confident about what we can achieve and I couldn't be happier with the whole set up. It's very nice to see the whole team smiling and I'm loving it right now so roll on Brands."
Jordan, 18-years-old from Magherafelt in Northern Ireland, continued his transition to four-stroke racing with some good lap times.
He said: "It was good to get back on the bike in the UK and especially important to get a set up at the track we'll be racing at in a couple of weeks' time and we have made considerable progress.
"The pace is going to be extremely hot this year and I now feel a lot more comfortable with everything and that's all down to the fantastic work of the team who are 100% behind me.
"Hopefully we can get a good result in the opening race to repay everyone who is helping me."
Brands Hatch hosts the opening round of the 2010 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.