WSBK »

WSBK Chang, Thailand: Lowes wants 'proper start' to 2016 with Pata Yamaha

Alex Lowes says he wants to make 'a proper start' to 2016 with Pata Yamaha and is anticipating a tough challenge in Thailand.
Alex Lowes says he wants to make 'a proper start' to 2016 with Pata Yamaha and is anticipating a tough challenge in Thailand at a circuit which holds good memories for the British rider.

The 2013 British Superbike champion suffered a testing beginning to his first year with Yamaha at Phillip Island last month, after crashes dented his confidence Lowes retired from race one and finished a lowly 14th in race two to take just two points from the opening round.

Looking to put the disappointment of Australia behind him and start again in Thailand, Lowes heads to the Chang International Circuit where he enjoyed his best result with Crescent Suzuki in 2015 – a third place in race two.

"Chang has good memories for me from last year's race,” Lowes said. “It's a relatively new circuit on the calendar this year, being only the second time World Superbike are visiting Thailand, and I can't wait to get started. I don't really have much to say from Phillip Island so I'm looking to make a proper start to my 2016 campaign at round two. I feel chilled and relaxed this week and really looking forward to it.”

Lowes and Pata Yamaha team-mate Sylvain Guintoli will debut the YZF-R1 in Buriram after the Japanese manufacturer didn't enter the championship last year and feels his Crescent Racing squad has a large workload to get through to be competitive against its rivals.

“It will be a tough weekend with the heat and a brand new circuit for the YZF-R1 therefore we already have a lot of work to do from Friday's first free practice but it's going to be great,” he said. “The people are all very welcoming and the support is great in Thailand so I'm sure everyone is as excited as me to get going."




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Alex Lowes, race 2, Australian WSBK 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Rea, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sam Lowes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Sam Lowes, Jerez WSBK/MotoGP tests.November 2016
Jonathan Rea receives WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016
Sykes, Jonathan Rea and Davies at the FIM awards presentation ,Qatar WSBK 2016
Cluzel, Davies, Rea, Sykes, Krummenacher and Kyle Smith, FIM award winners, Qatar WSBK 2016
Cluzel, Davies, Rea, Sofuoglu, Sykes, Krummenacher and Kyle Smith, FIM award winners, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea arrives at FIM awards on his bike, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea arrives at FIM awards on his bike, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea with WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016
Jonathan Rea with WSBK trophy at the FIM award presetation, Qatar WSBK 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


SendingOutOfSpace

March 08, 2016 10:42 PM

HRC: The proper start for 2016 was 2 weeks ago at Phillip Island, where your team mate scored 21 points, 19 more than you. I would apologise for fluffing the start.
Give him a break. Or should a certain rider at hrc also apologise for not winning the title for 10 years? I hope this round he can get some points and build on that



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.