Alex Lowes

Alex Lowes

Lexelle-sponsored World Superbike rider Alex Lowes will bounce back after his disappointing start to the season, according to his twin brother Sam.

The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki racer finished 11th in his debut WSBK season and had been tipped for a good year in 2015.

During practice ahead of the opening round at Philip Island, Lowes was dominating the field before a 140mph crash meant he had to switch to a spare bike.

He eventually finished fifth in qualifying on the reserve bike before finishing ninth in race one.

He then had to retire in race two and came away  from Australia with seven points.

Afterwards he said: “Me and the team have put in so much work all week to have a strong package but from the very start of the warm-up session to the end of my second race, everything that could go wrong, did.

“It’s impossible to point the finger at anyone or anything.

“Everyone has been putting in so much effort to support me and get the GSX-R in the front group and we managed that all week but, on Sunday, it fell apart.

“Right now, I just feel flat but we’ll get back, get re-focused and rebuild for the second round of the championship. There is still a lot of racing left to do.”

His brother Sam still insists he will still be one of the fastest riders this year.

“Phillip Island is always a strange race because it has a big build up as the first race of the year and very early on the calendar,” he said.

“He’s got a good team around him and he’s been fast. Last year he was fast over one lap but now he is fast over a race distance so he’ll be back.

“We’re really, really close and I’m his biggest fan as well as his biggest critic. I know how good he is more than he knows himself and I know when it works this year he can do a really good job.”

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