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WorldSBK Estoril: Lowes ‘optimistic’ after Dutch frustrations

Kawasaki Racing’s Alex Lowes is heading for Portugal’s Estoril fighting fit and hoping to put his WorldSBK technical issues in the past this weekend.

Having shown pace and stamina across the opening rounds of the 2022 season Lowes has failed to produce a podium finish in the opening six races, something the team has its sights set on this time around. Assen’s final race provided his best result of the year so far, just adrift of the rostrum in fourth.

Three weeks off have provided further opportunities to work on his ongoing fitness, with the Brit eager to get back aboard his ZX-10RR on Friday morning.


“I am looking forward to this weekend and it seems like a long, long break since the Assen round,” Lowes commented. “I also went to Bristol in the UK to open a Kawasaki dealership and meet some fans after Assen.

“It was a little bit of a frustrating weekend in Assen in terms of results, as we didn’t finish and had a technical issue but my speed all weekend was really strong. In Aragon as well, getting the fastest lap of the second race shows that the speed has been there all year, which is nice.

“My body feels good, because last year we know it didn’t after some injuries. So I am really optimistic for a better weekend in Portugal. I cannot wait to get back with the guys, start work on Friday, get back into it, and challenge for a podiums on the weekend. Keep it simple and have fun, those are the targets for the weekend.”

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