Alex Lowes takes 8th in Aragon Superpole
Alex Lowes dug deep to claim eighth position for Voltcom Crescent Suzuki in today’s World Superbike Superpole at Motorland Aragon in Spain.
A difficult day had seen both Alex and teammate Randy de Puniet out of the top-10 for the morning’s final free practice, qualifying them for the opening Superpole 1 this afternoon.
The British racer pushed hard for the first 15-minute session, a spectacular last-lap progressing him into Superpole 2. Fresh determination, and qualifying rubber, resulted in a renewed push from Lowes to get the best from his Yoshimura-powered machine and despite the worry of end of session traffic, his 1’50.924 secured him eighth position, lining him up on row three for Sunday’s battles.
Aprilia’s Leon Haslam claimed his second career pole to date with a 1’49.664 as the top three riders became the only ones to break the 1’50 barrier.
Voltcom Crescent Suzuki’s WSBK race action begins at 10:30hrs local time on Sunday (09:30BST) with race two on track at the Motorland Aragon Circuit at13:10hrs (12:10BST).
“Today was difficult but we stayed calm. We’re working hard and we’re improving every time we go out so we’ve just got to keep working as we are. I did the best I could with what I had and I will try to do a better job tomorrow. Thanks to the Crescent team as they are all working so hard to get us to where we know we can be – I really feel we have more potential in the long run with this system.”
Source: Suzuki Racing