Sam Lowes has a 'totally different' rear shock along with new front forks to test on Tuesday as his Speed Up outfit attend the Moto2 test in Barcelona.

Fresh from the third consecutive fourth place finish in Sunday's race, Lowes feels he and the team made a big step at a test at Aragon after Mugello.

After losing so much track time to adverse weather preseason, Lowes feels he is finally getting to reap the rewards of some prolonged dry testing time.

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"I need to stop this run of fourth places and Assen is definitely a good place to do that," he said on Sunday. "I love the track. I'm feeling confident. We've got a test here on Tuesday and we've got a totally different rear shock. Totally different with how it works. It's something similar to the Moto3 WP shock.

"The forks on the outside are the same but totally different inside. This could be something. I think [Johann] Zarco used the forks this weekend. It's all good and I'm happy they're bringing them and happy to have something to test."

Looking back at the race, Lowes was pleased to finish just over three seconds of the winner at a difficult track for him and the bike.

"I got a good start, I was up for the race. It was nice to be at the front for a little bit. The pace wasn't bad. Everyone was quite slow. I didn't make a good lap when I was in front. The only that would have helped was the last four or five laps. I really struggled with the front.

"Because of the near crash yesterday we weren't sure about this tyre. We started with a used tyre, only four or five laps. I don't think it made a difference to the result. Now that we've improved the bike - it's closer to the Kalex in turning - we're working a lot more the front tyre. It's good but also it's the first time for me. Normally we have front grip the whole race.

"This is really good actually. It's nice to feel the difference. I lost the front a couple of times and I didn't want to throw it away. That's three [fourth places] in a row but this one was a good one. Mugello should have been better but I would have taken that before the race. I want to win every race but that wasn't bad to be honest.

"It's a bit of a short blanket. You cover one thing then expose something else. For me this weekend, the track wasn't suited to the Speed Up in the past. The hard tyre allocation doesn't normally suit us. It got to 50 degrees just in the race.

"That's where I struggled in the past so to not have that and be there I'm happy. Ok, I finished 3.4s behind but I rolled off on the last lap. That would have been two and a bit seconds from the win. That's three races in the row that it's been less than three seconds [to the winner]. We're nearly there."