Britain’s Alex Lowes is confident of scoring three podium finishes at this weekend’s Jerez WorldSBK round after making steps forward with the R1 at the Misano test.
Although the test was mainly wet, Lowes and his team got through a reasonable evaluation schedule in short bursts of dryness.
“We got a lot done with the limited amount of dry track time we had on the afternoon of the second day in Misano,” said Lowes.
We managed to complete most of our test plan but, obviously, we didn’t get the chance to do any long runs. We made some steps forward with the bike and I’m happy with how the test went.
“Jerez is a track I really enjoy and one where we do a lot of laps in the winter, although the temperature will be a lot higher for the race weekend.
“In the past it’s also been a track that suits our Yamaha R1 and, with the steps we’ve made this year with the bike, I’m heading to Spain confident we can be in the fight for the podium in all three races this weekend.”