Alex takes second podium of the weekend in #FRAWorldSBK Superpole race
Alex Lowes scored his second podium in as many days in the Superpole race today at Magny Cours, and was then seventh in race two.
In the Tissot-Superpole race, held in cool and wet conditions, KRT recorded a 1-2 finish, with Rea winning his 99th race across his entire WorldSBK career after what was his 300th race start in this category of racing. Alex was a constant threat behind Rea and finished a confident second after another strong ride in the wet.
A race two seventh in France for Alex, added to his two earlier podiums, puts him up to fifth in the championship overall.
The final round of the 2020 championship will take place at Estoril in Portugal, between 16 and 18 October.
“Overall it was a positive weekend for us. I got a positive start in the Superpole race and felt good in the initial laps. Johnny was a bit quicker at the end and I was struggling a little bit with the front end. In those ten lap races you have to get a good start and get into a good position and we did that really well. It was a great 1-2 for Kawasaki. The final race was a bit tricky and I did not have the feeling I needed. When the track dried up I just couldn’t seem to get the grip and I could not attack and ride like I wanted. This was frustrating but overall in the wet I was really happy with the work the guys did. Big thanks to them because it is never ideal in these cold and wet conditions. I am really happy to be leaving France with two podiums.”