Britain’s Alex Lowes will remain with the works Kawasaki WorldSBK squad until the end of 2021 after signing a contract extension.
Lowes joined the team over the winter and despite a lack of dry-weather tesing left Phillip Island with a healthy margin at the top of the points table.
With track action currently on hold after the suspension of all forms of global racing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lowes is fully prepared to continue his initial success as soon as the season restarts, as well as looking forward to partnering his team-mate Jonathan Rea in the Suzuka Eight-Hours in November.
“It is great be with Kawasaki for 2021. I can continue adapting to the team and adapting myself to the ZX-10RR. Even since I joined the team I have really felt like it was an opportunity to for me to make another step forward with my riding,” said Lowes.
“Being team-mates with Johnny I feel can learn so much from him and the atmosphere in the team is great. The current situation in the world is not ideal for anyone but Kawasaki really makes me feel positive and focused on the future.
“It has been fantastic to get something sorted for 2021 before going into the rest of the races this year. My personal target is to keep working hard every day, keep improving myself and also as a team to continue enjoying it.
“That is why we go racing. This little bit of ‘down-time’ has made us all appreciate how amazing our job is. Our fire was already burning hot but this recent period has certainly brought up the level of appreciation about what we do.
“I cannot wait to get back up there with Team 22 this season, working Marcel and the guys, and looking forward to even bigger things as we go into next year.”