Alexander Lundh has marked his first World Superbike Championship outing at the Moscow Raceway with a run to the points in both races as he kept himself out of trouble on a day of high attrition.
The first Swedish rider to start a WSBK race since Christer Lindholm competed as a wild-card at the Nurburgring in 1999, Lundh was making his debut for the Pedercini Kawasaki team alongside it's lead competitor David Salom and fellow newcomer David McFadden.
Getting the measure of McFadden during qualifying, though Lundh struggled to match the pace of Salom ahead of him, the high attrition rate in both races meant he picked up a total of four points for finishing 14th on each occasion.
Set to see out the season with Pedercini Kawasaki, Lundh was satisfied to get on the board at the first time of asking.
“The first race was very difficult, but I was very motivated for the second. I got a reasonable start but then I saw Aoyama and was so close to crashing when he and McFadden went down. I lost a lot of time because of that and then it was difficult to catch up.
“It's been a great first experience seeing as it's my first Superbike race day. It's hard work with two races in one day, but I've learned a lot and feel that we made improvements during the weekend and so overall I'm happy.”