KRT’s Alex Lowes is aiming to finish the WorldSBK season off on a high after injury has plagued his performance throughout 2021.
As the championship heads to Indonesia for the final instalment, at the all-new Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lowes has used the month break since Argentina’s San Juan to undergo surgery on his wrist - injured at Catalunya back in September - in a bid to be back to podium contention for the final round.
With the surgery only recently completed, the Kawasaki rider will need to pass medical checks after Friday’s first free practice session to be fully signed off for the remainder of the weekend’s action.
“It’s the final race of 2021 and it’s been a frustrating year for me,” Lowes admitted ahead of the finale. “I’m sure my speed with the ZX-10RR has definitely improved but I haven’t been 100% fit at all this season.
“We made the decision after Argentina to have some surgery, considering the long break we’ve had in the race action. Now the target is to be in better condition and finish the year strongly as we are already building for 2022.
“Mandalika is a brand new circuit and Indonesia is a country where the fans have a great passion for two wheels. Both of these reasons are why I’m so happy to be going there and I’m excited to get started. It would be great to finish the season on that podium.”