Pata Yamaha’s Alex Lowes would prefer tomorrow’s World Supebrike sessions at Assen to be dry even though he dominated the timesheets today on a wet track.
Lowes was almost six-tenths quicker than Tom Sykes in second place and the only rider to dip into the 1’42s bracket but says he needs to be fast in dry conditions.
"The first time I have ridden the YZF-R1 in the rain was the first session today, and it felt quite good! Straight from the start I had quite a good feeling from the bike and then we made two or three changes to the rear of the bike which improved this further,” said Lowes.
“Obviously it's always a difficult one in the rain as there are never two sessions that are exactly the same conditions, as there is always a little bit more or less water on the track. We will see what happens tomorrow, in an ideal world it will be dry as it's alright to be fast in the rain, but we want to be fast when it's dry!
“We'll wait and see but I'm happy with how it went overall, I felt good, the bike's nice to ride around here and the lads did a good job. We still have a few things to work on if it is wet - traction control and a few little bits - but we'll see what happens tomorrow.”