WSB: Lowes 'optimistic' of home podium challenge

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Alex Lowes is hoping to become the first non-Kawasaki Racing Team or Aruba Ducati rider to stand on the World Superbike podium this season in front of his home fans at Donington Park this weekend.

After missing Donington through injury last season, he heads into this weekend fighting fit and is optimising of challenging for a podium at a circuit, which in theory should suit the characteristics of his Yamaha YZF-R1.

Having finished fourth four times so far this year, Lowes could well be in with a chance if the Yamaha can take it to Rea, Sykes and Davies this weekend.


“I’m optimistic of challenging for a podium,” he said. “I think the circuit will suit the R1, unfortunately I missed the event last year due to injury so I’m hoping to make up for it this time around.

“It’s a great circuit and I really enjoy riding it, the section from Redgate to Coppice, for me, is one of the best sections of track in the world. It’s always amazing to race in front of the British fans and public and it’s something I really miss from my BSB days.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing