Lowry: Believe it or not...

Ian Lowry has moved into the top ten of the 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.

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Ian Lowry - Relentless by TAS Suzuki [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Ian Lowry - Relentless Suzuki by TAS [pic credit: Cliver Challinor]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Josh Brookes, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, Shane Byrne, Dan Linfoot [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
BSB, race start, Brands Hatch, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
BSB race action, Brands Hatch [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Racefan - Unregistered

May 27, 2009 1:42 PM

Lowry better get the finger out, Seeley won't want to spend another year in "stockers" and he'll be wanting the UK side of the TAS superbike garage for himself!


May 27, 2009 12:45 PM

with every lap i was screeming pass him pass just f**k*ig pass him, the bomber must have a good defence. any how good ride from the boy. his team mate has 2 go rideing around at the back of the field, he cant be much help to lowry, I think Seely could do a better job, come on Lowry podiom for Truxton.

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