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Alex Lowes ‘really happy’ to carry momentum to trio of top six results on ‘difficult’ track 

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Alex Lowes says he is very satisfied with his trio of top six results during Round 2 of the 2024 WorldSBK Championship after recovering from a poor start to the Catalunya weekend.

Despite boasting something of a ‘home advantage’ aboard the locally-based Provec Racing-prepared Kawasaki Racing Team, Lowes stated prior to the event that the Kawasaki ZX-10RR isn’t best suited to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya venue.

Coming to Spain with the overall points’ lead on the back of his double race-winning start to the year in Australia last month, Lowes initially found it difficult to tap into the same performance and would end Friday languishing outside the top ten.


However, a big step forward overnight allowed Lowes a fighting chance from seventh on the grid, an opportunity he grasped challenging for the lead at times in Race 1 and the Superpole Race. 

Though his podium challenges on each occasion would ultimately fade, a pair of sixths and a fifth sees Lowes stay in the mix overall in third, 12 points off new leader Nicolo Bulega.

“I am really happy with how our Sunday went because this is not the easiest track for us,” he said. “It has been a difficult weekend and we didn’t really have the speed in the recent tests or on Friday in Free Practice. 

“So to get three top six results is good. I was really strong at the end of the last race, catching Petrucci and Gardner, trying to get into the top five. After Australia we were expecting a lot but we know this track is quite difficult. 

“I enjoyed the Superpole Race and feeling comfortable with the bike. I was able to do the best laps we have made at the track and improve my race time compared to last year by quite a lot. 

“Overall, we have to be happy. I enjoyed the team’s home race and I am already looking forward to the next round in Assen.”

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