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Alex Lowes “It was fantastic to win in Australia with Kawasaki but now I miss races”

Alex Lowes “It was fantastic to win in Australia with Kawasaki but now I miss races”

Sometimes motorcycling offers exciting surprises that lead the public to reflect on what has been said in previous years. This is the case of Alex Lowes, a rider considered “hull destroyer” and with poor skills in a very premature way. The 2013 BSB British Superbike winner, after a few swinging seasons between Suzuki and Yamaha, found newlifeblood in Kawasaki Racing Team multiple world champion of category. A positive environment can revitalize Alex Lowes, capable of taking first and second place in Phillip Island season debut in 2020. Two podiums that allowed him to jump to the lead of the provisional ranking among general amazement, before the stopforced Covid 19.

Alex Lowes, how are you experiencing this situation?
“We are witnessing a paradoxical moment. I miss racing a lot, being in contact with my team and fans. It is not easy to talk about it. I feel the absence of the usual habits and the thrill of speed. I’m trying to stay positive by training within the walls of my house. Likewise, I’m happy to spend more time with my family. “

How complicated is for a rider to remain focused on the psycho – physical level?
“Honestly, it’s not difficult compared to what you might think. It would certainly be simpler if we knew specifically start dates of the second part of the season. In last few days, there are plans to start from Jerez in summer months. At the moment, however, I am focusing exclusively on physical preparation, with different sessions of work out”.

What emotions did you feel in Australia riding the new bike?
“I was at ease right from the start on Kawasaki, during practices we worked mainly with used tires. It was fantastic to get on the podium twice, and to win, at the debut. But, honestly, I have to learn many things still. During winter tests we were unable to complete many laps in dry due to bad weather. I have to understand how to get the most out of ZX10, but for now I can be satisfied”.

How are you feeling with your partner and the team?
“I am very happy to be in the same box as Jonathan Rea. He is an exquisite man and the best SBK driver ever. I am learning from him, we often confront each other and will continue to do so in the future. This is only the beginning. With the team, however, I am divinely finding myself. I think it was an important step in my career, thanks to them I understood how to play my cards and fight for something important “.

What emotions did you feel in graduating BSB champion?
“An indescribable moment, in some ways surprising. I thank Samsung Honda Team for giving me the opportunity but, above all, a competitive bike. Being an Englishman, I followed national championship competitions since I was a child. I never thought of winning British Superbike, it was the culmination of a dream. An exciting season, full of an epic duel against the expert Shane Byrne. I will carry this success forever in my heart. “

What are your expectations when you will be back on track?
“I hope to fight every weekend for the podium or, why not, again for the win. Furthermore, I am looking forward to returning to work with the team and driving my ZX10. Clearly it’s a special season, but I’ll try to do my best. After all, I am at the top of the drivers’ standings following the results of the first round of the season”.

Andrea Periccioli