Alex Lowes all set for Phillip Island weekend as 2015 season gets underway

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Voltcom Crescent Suzuki rider Alex Lowes is all set to start the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island this weekend after a successful week of testing and preparation with the Team at the Australian circuit.

After a strong showing throughout the recent two-day test which saw him top the overall times, Alex is eager to return to the track to build on the somewhat untapped potential from his rookie race last season – after a dramatic high-side in qualifying curtailed what had promised to be a strong debut.

Despite previous difficulties, the Victoria circuit remains a favourite of the British racer and he is looking forward to starting his 2015 season aboard his Yoshimura-powered GSX-R.

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is the fastest track on the Superbike calendar. Located around a two-hour drive from Victoria’s State Capital Melbourne, the 4,445m layout switches direction and elevation throughout its seven left and five right-hand turns, with spectacular views due to its cliff-top position.

Celebrations will be in full flow this weekend as the event marks, not just the opening race of the 2015 season, but the record-breaking 25th time a World SBK race has been held here.

Voltcom Crescent Suzuki commences track action on Friday 20th February at 11:45hrs local time (00:45GMT) for the first of two qualifying free practice sessions. The final qualifying will be held at 09:45hrs local time on Saturday morning (22:45GMT Friday night) before Superpole at 15:00hrs (04:00GMT). Sunday’s two races are scheduled for 12:00hrs (01:00GMT) and 14:40hrs (03:40GMT) respectively.

Alex Lowes:
“I’m really looking forward to the start of the season. I want to get a good first race weekend under my belt and get the season started with two solid races. I still have some things to work on with the bike after the test but pre-season has gone well and we have worked really hard. Now I’m ready to go out there and do our best this year.”

Source: Suzuki Racing