Lexelle-sponsored Alex Lowes has confirmed he will remain with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki in 2015 for the World Superbike Championship.
After experiencing an up-and-down first full season at World Championship level, the Lincoln-born rider has showed enough promise for both parties to continue their partnership until the end of next year.
Lowes earned the ride after storming to the British Superbike title with the Louth-based Samsung Honda team last season.
“My first year with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki in the World Championship hasn’t always been easy, but overall it’s been great,” Lowes told the Lincolnshire Echo newspaper.
Lowes, who has been recently linked with a switch to Moto2 where his twin brother Sam races, says he has gained plenty of experience from his first season at world level.
“You learn a lot about yourself and the team when things don’t quite go right and now at this stage of the year we know exactly where we need to improve, both on and off track,” he added.
“I’m really enjoying my riding again after some injuries early in the year and I’m looking forward to continuing my improvement and being more consistent in 2015.
“The World Superbike Championship is a fantastic series to race in, it’s been great to race at so many new tracks, but it has also meant I’ve had a lot to learn.
“My second year will allow me the opportunity to continue my development with the benefit of a year’s experience, so I’m really looking forward to the next stage in my career.”
Lowes has thanked the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team, his sponsors and partners for their continued backing over the past year.
“I’m confident we can challenge at the front with the Suzuki GSX-R next year and will be aiming, as ever, to achieve my very best for all involved,” he added.
Team boss Paul Denning added: “There have been a lot of challenges for Alex this year – new championship, new team, new bike, new tracks, and learning the electronic control strategies used at world level.
“It’s not easy to jump straight in from a domestic series and be competitive but Alex has clearly shown his raw speed, determination and understanding of what’s needed to run with the fastest riders.
“Alex’s most important attribute in terms of our decision to extend the contract is simple – he is blindingly fast.
“The second year together will allow us to make better decisions, improve consistency and to understand what’s needed circuit-to-circuit to achieve the best performance.
“In some cases, that might mean settling for a result that is below our target, but is the best that can be achieved on the day – and that approach will come with time and experience.
“However, when the opportunity is there we need a rider who can win – and Alex fits that bill perfectly.”
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