Ian Lowry has moved into the top ten of the ViSK.com British Superbike standings after another successful weekend at Donington Park saw him finish sixth and eighth.
The Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider qualified on the third row for the two races, but was left as low as 24th on the second lap of the opening outing when he ran off the circuit at the Esses.
Nonetheless, Lowry put in a marvellous comeback, scything his way through the field, particularly in the final few laps, to snatch eighth position on the last lap.
While he wasn't quite as prolific in the second race, Lowry was still able to post a strong sixth place finish, even if he was frustrated to have been bottled up behind Karl Harris for much of the time.
“Believe it or not I'm happier with the way I rode in race one coming from 24th to eighth, as in race two I got caught behind Karl Harris for too long; then when I did get past I knew Glen Richards was too far in front.
“The frustrating thing is I was running the same lap times as him. My confidence is growing and with the help of the team I'm learning all the time, so I'm really enjoying the Superbike.”
Lowry now lies ninth in the overall standings, up from 11th and six points behind Gary Mason.