BSB »

Lowes knuckles down for 'biggest' season

'I have spent a few days up at the team workshop getting to know the boys and I can't wait to get started' - Alex Lowes
Alex Lowes is chomping at the bit to have his first taste of action on the Samsung Honda Fireblade as he counts down the days to the beginning of the British Superbike Championship.

Lowes has joined the team in a new-look line-up that includes triple BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari for 2013.

The Lincoln man ended the campaign last year as the leading Honda rider, finishing fourth overall.

Lowes spent Christmas and the New Year with his brother Sam in Las Vegas and has since been working hard on his fitness as his focus switches solely to the season ahead, which he describes as his “biggest ever”.

“It feels like a long time since the final round at Brands Hatch last year now and a lot has been going on, but we still have 78 days until the first race at Brands Hatch – not that I have been counting!” Lowes told the official British Superbike website.

“I have been back in training since the start of January and it's all going well. I train with Kirk Gibbons and we are really working hard ready for this year.

“Kirk also trains Sam and Leon (Haslam) so we all spend most days together,” he added.

“We've been doing a lot of trials riding, golfing and mountain biking which as you can imagine all gets very competitive.

“Sam and Leon are heading off to Spain for testing next week, so they have been winding me up as I have to wait to ride the Samsung Honda for the first time.”

Lowes has also spent time at the Honda workshop to acquaint himself with his new team, although he already knows crew chief Ian Prestwood well.

“I have spent a few days up at the team workshop getting to know the boys and I can't wait to get started.

“I've known my Crew chief Ian Prestwood for a long time as he lives close to my parents in Lincoln,” added Lowes.

“We get on really well and I am looking forward to working with him.

“The team are busy getting all the bikes ready for when we start testing and before then I have a couple of bike shows and open days to do as well as getting prepared for the season, which is going to be the biggest year yet for me.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Alex Lowes signs for Samsung Honda (Pic: Honda).
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW
Simon Andrews - RAF Reserves Honda
Simon Andrews - Honda TT Legends [pic credit: Honda TT Legends]
TAG Racing celebrates Brands Hatch success [pic credit: Sam Farrington & TAG Racing]
The Podium - picture credit ihphotography.net
The Champions - picture credit ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net
Lee Costello Halsall Racing Kawasaki
Karl Harris PR Racing Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - picture credit IHPhotography.net
Jon Kirkham Buildbase BMW Motorrad - picture credit ihphotography.net
Howie MainwaringTsingtao WKbikes - picture credit ihphotography.net
Freddy Foray Samsung Honda - picture credit ihphotography.net
Dan Linfoot Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Honda - picture credit ihphotography.net
Champagne - Lowes, Byrne, Brookes picture credit ihphotography.net
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - picture credit ihphotography.net

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.