Lowry delighted with Oulton boost

Ian Lowry says he is already surpassing his own expectations after scoring a fine sixth place finish in the latest round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.

The Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider was in impressive form throughout only his second weekend aboard a Superbike, qualifying on the second row before proving equally competitive in the races.

Finishing seventh in the first outing, Lowry followed it up with sixth in the second race after prevailing in a lengthy exchange with Simon Andrews and Gary Mason, much to his delight.

“I can't complain,” a smiling Lowry told Radio. “The bike has worked well from the start of the weekend and we haven't had to change much. I have never been on a Superbike before, so every time I go out it is a learning experience for me. The team has worked hard all weekend in order to get the bike where it is, so it is great for them as well.”

Having kept his expectations modest heading into the season, Lowry is delighted to be tackling – and beating – more experienced riders so early into his Superbike tenure.

“I am riding with a lot of seasoned professionals, so for me to come in as rookie and take the fight to them is really good. I am loving the new GSX-R1000, so hopefully we can continue progressing to Donington Park.

“My goal for the team was top fifteen as it's my first year on a Superbike. To be up running sixth and seventh is absolutely fantastic. It is a real buzz and gives me plenty of confidence.”

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Ian Lowry - Relentless by TAS Suzuki [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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