News 13 Nov 2019

Building crew relationships key in Kawasaki transition says Lowes

British ace to experience ZX-10RR for the first time at Aragon WorldSBK test.

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Alex Lowes says building relationships with his new crew at Kawasaki Racing Team will be his first objective as he transitions to the team, the British ace to set experience the ZX-10RR for the first time this week at Aragon’s WorldSBK test.

Lowes comes to Kawasaki after multiple seasons with Pata Yamaha, and while acknowledging it will be a challenge adapting to a new bike, he’s highly-motivated to start preparing for the 2020 season.

“I am really looking forward to the new challenge [and] starting the new project,” said Lowes. “Obviously my first objective in Aragon is to start working with Marcel and all my crew, to get those relationships started. Obviously, that is just as important as the feeling with the bike.

“Apart from the normal things like just going to work and getting used to everything, giving myself the chance to get up to speed, I am looking forward to enjoying it. It is a big change from what I have been used to over the last few years, riding the same bike. So, nice and steady away – I feel really fresh and motivated to get started.”

Testing in Spain kicks off on Wednesday and will span for two days, with six teams slated to take part.

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