Pata Yamaha’s Alex Lowes has shown much optimism ahead of this weekend’s Aragon World Superbike round, which kick-starts the European section of the championship. Lowes is currently 4th in the championship with 49 points and is just 13 behind Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back on my R1 and kick-starting the European season. Aragon is a track I really enjoy, and I believe we can continue our good start to the season there”, said Lowes, whose best result there is an 8th place picked up last season.
“My goal is no less than to be challenging for the podiums now, I am confident that if the Pata Yamaha team and I do our job in the Friday practices then we have a good chance to be there!”.
Lowes got a double top 10 finish at the track last season and with a new found confidence in the Yamaha for 2017, a partly reversed grid could propel him to his first podium in WSBK for over a year.
Yamaha haven’t particularly gone well at Aragon in the past, with just one win in the first ever WSBK race held at the venue back in 2011 when Marco Melandri won from pole position.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko