Alex succumbs to the weather in rain-soaked Lausitzring race 2
Heavy rain hit the EuroSpeedway Lausitz just as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship grid formed for Sunday afternoon’s battle. Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK rider Alex Lowes unfortunately succumbed to the conditions on lap 10, following his 8th place in race 1.
Suffering a bad start under the demanding circumstances, Lowes was lucky to stay upright as he left the lights but quickly recovered to jump six positions within the opening lap. Running strongly inside the top ten by middle distance, the unfortunate Briton was again caught out by the conditions, falling at turn six on his 10th revolution and forcing his retirement from Round 10’s final race.
The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team now looks to prepare for Guintoli’s home event as the WorldSBK Championship moves to Magny-Cours in France on Friday 30th September.
Alex Lowes Profile Alex Lowes
Race: DNF. Championship: 11th / 102 points
“What can I say? It’s been a disappointing weekend for me. I had really good pace in the dry on Friday but the weather just didn’t work out in my favour for today’s race. The grip and conditions were very challenging today and I really struggled at the start but I managed to get back up to the top ten quickly enough. I had consistent pace and was looking at some decent points but it wasn’t to be. We will continue to put in the work and look to come back stronger in France.”
Source: Yamaha Racing