World Superbikes returns to action on Friday with the Spanish round of the championship at Jerez. It's been a long break since Sepang and Alex Lowes is keen to get back on track for Suzuki and continue his strong form from the summer. The recently turned 25 year old is 13 points behind Michael van der Mark in the championship but with three rounds remaining he'll be confident of overturning that deficit to the reigning World Supersport champion.
“I can’t wait to get back on my GSX-R and ride again at Jerez," said Lowes. "For me the summer break is too long, especially with the ban on testing, so I am eager to get to Spain and start building on the progress made over the last few races. We have been solid recently and I hope to keep improving for the rest of the year. I have three weekends to do the best I can possibly do, and that is what I’m aiming for now!
Lowes, who had a top ten finish at Jerez last year, has plenty of experience at the track and with the second half of the lap requiring riders to carry lots of momentum in corners this is a section he feels should suit the Suzuki.
“The track at Jerez is one we get to ride a lot with all the testing that goes on there! I really enjoy the layout, it has some great sweeping corners and a couple of hard-braking areas. The faster corners are better for me and the Suzuki but I will be working harder on getting in and out of the slower corners this year to make us more competitive.”