After a Superbike season marked by accidents, Kawasaki expects extra constant outcomes from Alex Lowes, who has been tied to the staff till 2023.
Within the 2022 Superbike season, Alex Lowes and Jonathan Rea will staff up for the third yr within the manufacturing facility Kawasaki staff. The final championship was all uphill for Lowes: 5 podiums and eighth place end, with a collection of forfeits as a result of accidents. Now Guim Roda and the boys of the Inexperienced Home expect rather more. After Tom Sykes (2015-2018) and Leon Haslam (2019), Alex Lowes is Rea’s third teammate. And not one of the three got here near the efficiency of the six-time world champion.
For Alex Lowes it is a actual take a look at. He took residence just one win in three years (Australia 2020) and a complete of eight podiums. “Alex needed to overcome health issues, which in flip had been attributable to falls when his situation was not at 100%. With the efficiency we count on from him, absolute health is important“, Emphasised the Kawasaki staff supervisor. “The primary three had been a step forward of all of the others this yr, however instantly behind is Alex. We’re optimistic that it’ll proceed like this in 2022 and might be extra steadily ahead“.
In July 2021 Alex Lowes earned a two-year contract renewal. Maybe extra for teamwork than for precise outcomes. Too unhealthy that within the World Superbike finale, when Jonathan Rea wanted to be helped within the match in opposition to Toprak Razgatlioglu, he needed to cease as soon as extra. “The collaboration between Jonathan and Alex, when issues usually are not going properly and we try to enhance collectively, might be the perfect a part of teamwork. This – concluded Guim Roda – it offers us the motivation to maneuver ahead“.
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