Alex closes the #TeruelWorldSBK weekend with another good result despite illness
Alex Lowes (KRT) continued to ride through illness at Aragon and posted sixth and then fifth place finishes.
Alex was a gritty sixth in the Superpole race after setting the fastest lap of the race – all while still suffering from the effects of gastroenteritis.
With more laps to complete in race two than in the sprint Alex began to feel the effects of his gastroenteritis to an even greater degree this afternoon. He mustered all his efforts and got a fifth place finish and 11 important championship points as a reward for his good pace and perseverance. Even after such a draining weekend, and being in seventh place overall, he is only 20 points from the third place rider in the championship.
An almost literal home race for the KRT squad is next up in the championship calendar, with Montmelo in Barcelona hosting round six of WorldSBK, between 18 and 20 September.
“I have struggled all weekend but I did not complain too much on Friday and just tried to be positive. Since Tuesday morning I have been unable to keep food inside so it was a tough weekend. The set-up changes we made on the bike were good today and allowed me to have some decent results. I could not do any more and I was quite proud of my efforts. I was a shame not to be able to use our potential a bit more. Even this morning, in the short ten-lap race, I was able to go from seventh to near the front but I just didn’t have the energy to keep going.”