Alex Lowes says he is satisfied with the work completed at the official two day test ahead of his debut at the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race, despite the limited running time due to the poor weather conditions.

The British rider is taking a huge step into the unknown having never raced at Suzuka, or on Brigdestone tyres, or with the Yoshimura Suzuki Racing team but adapted well to the difficult conditions and was upbeat after the test in Japan.

Unfortunately for the Lincolnshire rider dry running was limited to just one 45-minute session but it didn't prevent Lowes from consistently matching last year's race pace.

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"The weather hampered most of the test so it was a shame that I didn't get more dry laps," Lowes said. "The majority of my riding over the two days was on wets so I had a lot to learn with the tyres, track and bike, which were all new to me.

"The team was great and I enjoyed riding the bike, even though I feel I didn't get too much done, and I felt confident and comfortable with the laps I did complete. I'm really looking forward to going over to Japan for my first 8 hour and learning as much as possible."

Lowes now travels across the globe to Laguna Seca in the US for round nine of the World Superbike championship, scheduled for the 17-19 July.