Voltcom Crescent Suzuki's Alex Lowes was lost for words after a disappointing weekend at Phillip Island was compounded by his early retirement in race two.

It has all looked so promising for the British rider, who headed the times during the final test at the famous track on the GSX-R1000 in the run-up to official practice.

However, Lowes found the going tough on race day and salvaged ninth place in race one after dropping to 15th at the start of the race despite starting from row two after qualifying in fifth.

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A technical problem forced Lowes to pull out on lap two in the second race and the 2013 British Superbike champion admitted he had been left feeling 'flat' under the circumstances.

"I just don't know what to say. Me and the team have put in so much work all week to have a strong package for today and from the very start of the warm-up session to the end of my second race, everything that could go wrong, did," Lowes said.

"It's impossible to point the finger at anyone or anything, everyone has been putting in so much effort to support me and get the GSX-R in the front group and we managed that all week but today it fell apart.

"Right now I just feel flat but we'll get back, get re-focused and rebuild for the second round of the championship. There is still a lot of racing left to do."