BSB: Lowes betters own expectations to take lap record

Samsung Honda’s Alex Lowes even surprised himself this afternoon as he set a lap of 1’34.884 around Oulton Park to become the fastest man ever around Oulton Park on current-spec BSB machinery. This is

Lowes hasn’t finished off the podium yet this season

Photo: British Superbikes

Lowes’ second pole position of the season after finding himself on the top spot of the grid based on practice times after qualifying was cancelled two weeks ago at Thruxton.

The Lincolnshire rider set his time early in the Q3 qualifying session, setting the marker too high for rivals such as Byrne, Brookes and Farmer to challenge towards the end of the session.

“That was a pretty good lap although I never expected to be able to set a time in the 34s – that is a credit to how well the bike works,” said Lowes after his stunning lap time of 1m 34.834s” said Lowes after the session.
“I am feeling good for the races, tyre life is good, the bike is fantastic, so now it is down to me but there will be nothing easy out there with so many good riders,” three.”

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