Alex Lowes has stated his goals for the World Superbike weekend at Jerez have not changed after he set the fastest time in FP2 to end the day third overall.

Refusing to get carried away by his late time set on a new rear tyre, Lowes' goal is to consolidate his gritty rides in California and Malaysia with another "solid" effort in Andalusia.

Problems kept the 25-year old off track at the beginning of FP1 but Lowes was pleased with his pace on used tyres in the afternoon. The Englishman also revealed that the set-up of his GSX-R1000 has remained largely unchanged from the bike he raced at Sepang.

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"It was pretty good," said Lowes on Friday afternoon. "We used the old tyres from this morning. We had a problem for half the session and didn't do any laps. After seven weeks of not riding it took a while to get going.

"In the afternoon I felt quite good using the same tyres. [At the end] I put a new tyre in and the chassis setting of the bike is the same as it was in Malaysia, where it was a bit hotter than here.

"This afternoon the temperature went up and the bike felt good. I've been fast here during winter testing when the temperatures were a lot cooler. We did a good job today. The bike's the same as it's been all year so our goal for Sunday has not changed. We need to do a solid job like we did in Laguna and Malaysia."

Lowes went on to state the front of his machine feels less comfortable when temperatures are up. With one of the weekend's races starting at 10am local time, he feels he is still well placed to enjoy a strong Sunday.

"When the temperature goes up the front moves. I feel that my bike just wants to move a bit more. I was really fast in winter testing with the cooler temperatures. I'm hoping across the weekend we can be strong."