Alex closes #AragonWorldSBK weekend with sixth and ninth
Alex Lowes (KRT) recovered from a painful crash on day one to record a sixth and then a ninth place today in the Aragon round of the championship.
In the 2020 season’s 10-lap Tissot-Superpole race Alex was a battling sixth in an entertaining sprint race for the off-podium finishing positions.
The second race was a tougher one for Alex, taking part in his second race of the day after his big Saturday fall. He showed his usual grit and determination in a multi-rider fight, moving up from 12th on lap one to ninth on the final lap despite not feeling 100% confident in his front end set-up.
After the latest compelling and unpredictable WorldSBK round, which marks the halfway point of the ‘new normal’ season, Alex has 102 in the overall standings.
The Teruel Round is next up for the WorldSBK riders but it will be held at the same Motorland Aragon circuit, between 4 and 6 September.
“I was quite happy for the Superpole race and was fourth for most of it, but just lacked a bit of speed at the end, when Alvaro Bautista and Chaz passed me. They were a bit quicker and I could not fight them off after the crash yesterday. We made a change with the front of the bike for the long race today and I did not feel comfortable. I was sort of fighting the bike. I was involved in quite a big battle, which was fun, but not in the positions that I want to be battling for. It was hard because I was not as confident in the front and it was sliding a lot so I could not be too aggressive. We put some points on the board and we have a few days now to get some good result in Aragon again next weekend. Well done to Johnny and the guys today, bouncing back from yesterday’s race. He did a fantastic job, so we know the Ninja ZX-10RR can do it, so we need to put our heads together before the next weekend to give myself a little bit more confidence with a better set-up.”