Alex Lowes

Alex Lowes

Lexelle-sponsored rider Alex Lowes insists he has gleaned plenty of confidence for the rest of the Superbike World Championship season with a solid performance at Donnington.

In race one, the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki racer battled at the front with Kawasaki’s Loris Baz and Aprilia’s Sylvain Guintoli before sealing a comfortable third place finish.

Race two saw Lowes consolidate his grid place in the early stages, running fourth for the opening laps before a crash on lap five.

He fought his way through from the back of the field to finish the race in an impressive ninth place to score seven valuable championship points.

Lowes thrilled the home fans, setting the fastest lap of the race and recording the highest speed trap of all riders.

He is now looking forward to round 6 at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia starting on June 8.

“Race one was good,” Lowes said.

“I struggled a bit at the end, but the start and leading my first World Superbike race was great.

“It’s nice for the team at the home race as well, so I’m really pleased with that.

 “I am disappointed with the second race. The bike improved a lot, we had made some good changes. I had good pace and I could’ve had another podium.

“I tried my best and got a ninth place, pushing really hard right to the end even though my bike was badly damaged.

“We’ll move on with the confidence gained this weekend as we have proved we can run at the front.

“My starts were better and I mixed it in with the top boys so I’m looking forward to the rest of the year, I’ve got some solid results now and I can’t wait for Sepang this weekend.”