Alex Lowes says he is ‘genuinely looking forward’ to sharing a race track with his brother, Sam Lowes, to learn more about the way he rides when he makes his transition to the WorldSBK Championship in 2024.
While Alex is a veritable veteran of the WorldSBK paddock with ten seasons now under his belt, not only will twin sibling Sam make his debut in the production-based class but it’ll be the first time the siblings have raced against one another for well over a decade.
It’s a premise that intrigues Alex, in part because it will give him motivation to both compete with the ten-time Moto2 race winner and potentially learn more about his own riding style.
“It’s going to be great,” he told Bikesportnews. “I have never been able to help him with his races but when you follow him on track and see what he is doing wrong and say to me what I’m doing wrong, we can use it to our advantage.”
Despite the family connection, Lowes insists he will treat Sam the same as any rival when it comes to a potential battle on track.
“I try to think about everyone the same. If you try to be too aggressive, it doesn’t work either. I think if there is a chance to work a gap to pass him, definitely no less than everyone else, certainly more than anyone else. He sends me videos now and then pointing down the camera, saying ‘I’m coming’”.
“It’s going to be a big motivation so he’s not in my ear when he beats me, we’re on different bikes so we will be arguing with each other. I am looking forward to it, because on a personal level it is going to be stuff in the media about who is faster.
“You know, I am going to try and beat him, we are competitive with everything we do, so try travel to every race with him and spend more time with him, it is going to be an enjoyable year and if you enjoy it, it’ll be better.
“I don’t plan on letting him finish in front of me though!”