Alex Lowes all ready to race at the Cathedral of Speed
The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team is gearing up for its visit to the iconic TT Circuit Assen this week as rider Alex Lowes takes on the ‘Cathedral of Speed’ for Round Four of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.
The scene of his very first WorldSBK podium, Assen is one of Alex’s favourite stops on the calendar and the Briton is eager to test his YZF-R1 at the famous high-speed layout.
Enjoying both the circuit itself and the event’s overall atmosphere Alex is looking forward to getting down to work on Friday morning, for the first hour-long free practice at 10:15 local time, after his encouraging and determined performance in the final race in Spain a fortnight ago.
The Assen TT Circuit is located to the north east of The Netherlands – approximately 170kms from Amsterdam – and remains a firm favourite amongst the WorldSBK Championship’s riders and fans alike.
Its high-octane nature mixes 17 corners with mid-length straights providing breath-taking racing around its clockwise layout, with the final chicane the scene of many memorable last-lap battles. The Prosecco DOC Dutch Round’s main event will take place at 13:00 local time on both Saturday and Sunday as Lowes and Guintoli take to the track for the two 21-lap races.
Championship: 12th / 27 points
“Assen is a track that is so much fun to ride! I am optimistic that it will suit the Yamaha and we can start to get the results we deserve! Everything has been improving over the last few races, from my and the teams’ understanding of the YZF-R1 to the bike and the whole team’s development. I really hope for a solid weekend and a good performance in the races where we can fight a lot closer to the front.”
Source: Yamaha Racing