KRT rider Alex Lowes has his sights solely on the podium ahead of this weekend’s Dutch WorldSBK - a venue he knows well thanks to his early days in BSB. 

Following the confirmed news of Lowes spearheading Kawasaki’s 2021 Suzuka 8 Hours charge - an event he’s won three times (Yamaha) - alongside team-mate Jonathan Rea and Lucas Mahias later this year, Lowes’ attention has turned to Assen which is traditionally one of Kawasaki’s better tracks.

With back-to-back rounds in Estoril and Misano proving difficult for the Brit who was without a podium, the former Yamaha man was able to rebound with a home rostrum in race one at Donington Park.

The rest of the weekend didn’t quite go according to plan for Lowes as he suffered a Superpole race crash, however, the speed was there throughout; especially in wet conditions as he returns to a circuit that yielded his first ever podium in WorldSBK. 

"Assen is a fantastic track and one of my favourites on the calendar. Speaking as a British bike racing fan, we’ve always had a close affiliation with the Dutch circuit," said Lowes.  

"My first experiences of it were from my time in BSB. It is also a place I claimed my first WorldSBK podium at in 2014. 

"As we didn’t race there last year this will be my first experience of Assen on the Ninja ZX-10RR. 

"The target for this weekend is to fight for the podium - and have a lot of fun doing it with my ‘Team 22’ Kawasaki Racing Team crew."