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Imola WorldSBK: Corner-exit the focus for Lowes

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Pata Yamaha’s Alex Lowes will focus on his R1’s corner-exit setup at this weekend’s Imola WorldSBK round.

The British rider has been a regular podium sitter so far in the championship and aims to keep that going in Italy but says he needs to pay particular attention in two areas in order to prepare for the next three races.

“The first races this season have been really strong for us and I’m enjoying racing; we’re improving with every race and my feeling with the team and the bike is improving all the time,” said Lowes.

You never want three weeks off from racing, but it’s been good to recharge the batteries, focus on some areas where we need to improve going into the next three races in Imola, Jerez and Misano.

“Imola is a fantastic track with loads of character and quite a few changes of elevation. In terms of the bike, we need to get it set up on the brakes for the chicanes, but we also have to focus on corner exit; getting the bike out of the turns as fast as we can.

“I’m really looking forward to it and can’t wait to get back to work, building on the results from the first part of the season.”

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