Lowes podium lifts him into Showdown spot

Alex Lowes makes a timely charge for the top six in the standings as the Title Showdown looms, the WFR Honda rider scoring his first podium at Cadwell Park.
Alex Lowes has timed his first MCE British Superbike Championship podium to perfection as his run to second position at Cadwell Park sees him assume one of the last two remaining spots in the six-way Title Showdown.

The WFR Honda rider came into the Cadwell Park weekend on the back of a decent run of form, with ten top ten finishes in 11 races putting him ninth overall and within striking distance of the critical top six.

Indeed, having maintained a fairly low profile as he focused on race finishes, Lowes burst forth at Cadwell Park to grab his second-career pole position, which he duly converted into a second place finish behind Tommy Hill in race one.

Marking his first-ever BSB podium result, Lowes, who went on to finish fourth in race two, was thrilled to now have the silverware to complement his new found consistency.

"That was just mega; we wanted to be fighting for podiums and that was a great race for us. I was riding around and thinking about just keeping consistent; I think I have calmed down this season and that has made the difference.

“We have taken positives throughout the weekend and now we have been on the podium once we should be aiming for at least the top five in every race."

Lowes has now moved up to sixth in the overall standings with just the two races at Donington Park to come before the three-round shootout gets underway for the top six riders. Currently, Lowes is 17 points behind fifth place Tommy Bridewell and six points ahead of Ian Lowry.

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Hill, Lowes, Laverty on the podium [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alex Lowes - WFR Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alex Lowes Team WFR - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alex Lowes Team WFR - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
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]

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Digger - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 10:09 AM

Excellent weekend, Alex has shown great maturity and is a definite bet for a Showdown place, he is the man on the move at the minute. Hopefully this will go a long way to silence his knockers from last year. He has definitely proved the old adage, "When a fast rider learns to stop crashing, he is still fast", GO ALEX!!

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