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WSBK Sepang: Lowes battles through pain barrier for top ten

Alex Lowes 'digs deep' to score a top ten finish at Sepang, despite suffering from being taken out of the first race.
Alex Lowes says he learnt something from his performance in the second race at Sepang after 'digging deep' for a top ten finish whilst carrying an injury from his first race accident.

Lowes was the innocent party in a collision that started between Loris Baz and Tom Sykes, the latter careering into the Suzuki on his outside and taking both out of the race.

A 'big impact' that very nearly forced Lowes to skip the second race, he nonetheless battled on and even recovered some ground late on to finish in ninth place.

“There's not much I can say about race one, but I definitely learnt something in race two. I really didn't feel good at all, it was a big impact in the race one crash, but I dug deep and it was a good experience overall on a new circuit.

“It is a great track here at Sepang and I wish I could have done better, but now I'm really looking forward to Misano and seeing how close we can get to the front.”


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tallaghan

June 09, 2014 6:12 PM

Fair play to Lowes ,not one complaint. He made a fantastic start from 3rd row of grid. In many ways he has more at stake that Sykes. He's trying to establish himself in WSBK whereas Tom is well established there I suppose Alex knows the shoe can be very quickly on the other foot. After all he did bring down Shane Byrne at a crucial stage last year in BSB I suppose that's racing for ya.

KnowNothing

June 09, 2014 4:48 PM

Too bad for Lowes, was looking forward to what he could do in these 2 races. I expect performances beyond his machine this year, hope I'm right and that he keeps the enthusiasm for racing he showed in BSB.



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