Lexelle-sponsored Alex Lowes claims his ninth place finish at the fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen was a positive result after struggling with technical issues.
During race one in Holland, Lowes was forced off the track after his bike cut out and was then taken out by Randy d Puniet’s bike after the Frenchman fell when entering the first turn.
Loves again suffered from electrical problems in the second race and despite coming off the track once again, he was able to fight he way to a ninth place finish.
Paul Denning, Voltcom Crescent Suzuki team boss claimed there were problems with the electrical system which meant Lowes struggled to hold his line in both races.
So Lowes was pleased to come away from The Netherlands with some championship points.
“Today was always going to be difficult but I gave it my best right to the end,” he said. “It’s our first top ten with the new system which is positive, especially as no one else crashed so it’s a genuine result.
We ran strongly for the first few laps of race two, until I got caught out entering turn one, so obviously still need to improve, but we’ve all done our best so we can be happy with that.
Thanks to all the team for working so hard, we’ve got some good information to go on now so we will continue to push forward together and see what we can achieve at Imola.”
Lowes currently sits in 11th position in the overall standings on 41 points and can climb up the table with a solid performance in Italy on May 10.
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