Works Kawasaki WorldSBK boss Guim Roda is certain that Alex Lowes’ time for big wins will come and the team are in the process of learning what he needs to make it happen.
The former BSB champion switched to the green team over winter and has already picked up one win from his first three races - and leads the championship ahead of team-mate and five-time king Jonathan Rea.,
“They are quite respectful of each other. Alex understands and respects the job Jonathan has done in the past and that he can learn a lot from Rea’s experience and the team information, but he’s willing to put on his own way of riding the bike and try to do his best,” said Roda.
“We worked a lot to understand what he needs, to make him understand that speed is not the only solution to win races. It’s about the start procedure, understanding when to push during the race, how to work when everything looks not so good.
“The race is long, and things change. The tyres and the track conditions; this kind of information he needs to learn to manage the motorbike.
“I think he is a fast rider; I think he just needs to put everything in order, and everything will come. I think we are giving him time to accept how to take his best.”
“We have two riders who have the potential to win, something that we accept. We just need to manage the responsibility of both. When they need to fight on track, they just need to take care about making mistakes because the consequences are worse for the team.
“When teammates need to fight each other to win races then the risk for the team is higher, but it’s something that the team accepts.”