Alex Lowes was content with a top ten finish in the second World Superbike race at Assen, labelling it a 'genuine result.'

It was another difficult weekend for the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki squad as they continued to adapt to the new Magneti Marelli electronics.

Team boss Paul Denning stated there were 'fundamental' issues with the ECU system setting which wouldn't allow Lowes to consistently hold his line in both races.

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Indeed, Lowes was the victim of a freak accident in race one. His bike cut out at turn one, forcing him off track. At the same time Randy de Puniet fell when entering the turn. As the Frenchman's machine flew through the gravel, he collected the stationary Lowes at trackside as he tumbled off track.

Lowes was encouraged by his early pace in race two, which saw him running with the leading group for several laps. A fault with the brake control system forced him to run off track at turn one but he rejoined to finished a credible ninth.

"Today was always going to be difficult but I gave it my best right to the end," he said. "It's our first top ten with the new system which is positive, especially as no one else crashed so it's a genuine result.

We ran strongly for the first few laps of race two, until I got caught out entering turn one, so obviously still need to improve, but we've all done our best so we can be happy with that.

Thanks to all the team for working so hard, we've got some good information to go on now so we will continue to push forward together and see what we can achieve at Imola."