Alex Lowes says he is looking forward to experiencing Imola on the Suzuki for the first time after picking up his maiden podium finish in the World Superbike Championship at Assen.

The British rider scythed his way up the order during a wet second race to finish second behind Jonathan Rea, a confidence-boosting result that gives him optimism heading to Imola.

Another new circuit for the defending British Superbike Champion, Lowes is nonetheless expecting his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki to be well-suited to the Italian venue.

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend after the podium last time out. I'm enjoying the Suzuki GSX-R, I feel like I am finding my feet in the series and I think Imola will suit us well.

"Italy is always a great place to race and I can't wait to get out there on Friday and start working hard to achieve the best results possible!"


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