After a superb podium finish last time out in Thailand, Alex Lowes was brought back down to earth in Spain as he was beset by electronics issues in both World Superbike races in Aragon.

Lowes was last into the first corner in race one after failing to get off the line cleanly and was forced to pit after just one lap.

In the second he only made it to turn eight before he ran off track. Still, the Englishman showed plenty of fighting spirit to rejoin at the back of the field and make his way up to the back of team-mate Randy de Puniet in 14th.

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"There is no getting away from how difficult it has been this weekend, I did my best today and I really don't feel I could have done a lot more.

There's no point explaining the problems we've had with the new system but I'm frustrated, both for me and the whole team, as the guys have shown so much commitment to moving this project forward but it just wasn't to be this weekend."

Despite the succession of problems that hindered his weekend, Lowes believes more podiums are possible once his team understand the new Magneti Marelli electronics package.

"I'm still convinced that we will have a more competitive bike when it's all dialled in and when we're challenging for podiums again, whenever that may be, it will make the work we've done this weekend feel even more worthwhile."