Alex fights his way to sixth place despite illness
Alex Lowes (KRT) battled his way to sixth at Aragon today despite suffering from a debilitating bout of gastroenteritis.
After suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis severe enough to keep him from riding in FP3 this morning, Alex had a tough race but stuck to his task with great determination. He finally moved from tenth at one stage to sixth at the chequered flag, scoring ten points in his own battle for championship position. Even with his health issue today Alex still saw three factory machines finish behind him.
Despite the negative effects of his illness, Alex showed his grit and desire to take a third row starting spot for race one after Superpole, in ninth place.
“I want to say a massive congratulations to Michael Ruben Rinaldi. To win your first WorldSBK race is an amazing feeling. I remember when I won my first one. For me it was a tough race today. I have been struggling physically this weekend so I missed this morning’s practice session. I had no energy and I have not been able to keep any food inside so the race was really tough for me. I tried to make a good start and just race the guys in front of me. But that was still one the toughest races I have done so far because I had no energy to force the bike around. I had a little fight, which made me focus on the race, and we managed to take sixth position.”