|Alex Lowes is fast in both the wet and the dry
Photo: MCE British Superbikes
Samsung Honda rider Alex Lowes has set the benchmark in free practice, on the opening day of the second round of the British Superbike season.
Lowes flew to the top spot at Thruxton in changeable conditions, proving his fast pace in both the wet and the dry.
Alex, 22 is just one point behind reigning champion Shane Byrne coming into Thruxton, and is feeling able to maintain the momentum that took him to a double podium at Brands Hatch.
However he is remaining focused on race day, understanding it’s the outcome on Sunday that matters.
Lowes said “It’s good to be fastest in both the wet and the dry, particularly the latter when I had a good run with the bike working well, though we still have some work to do. I enjoy this track with lots of sliding around because you have no traction control, it is real fun. It is enjoyable and though the times are good, it is what happens on Sunday that matters and that is what I am working towards.”