WorldSBK Catalunya: Lowes confident after taking ‘good steps’ with setup

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Kawasaki’s Alex Lowes will be back to full fitness at this weekend’s Catalunya WorldSBK round after spending the second Aragon round with a bout of gastroentiritis.

Lowes still attained three top-six finishes and believes that some setup changes made over the Aragon race weekends will have some benefit in Barcelona.

“I am really looking forward to this coming weekend at Montmelo. I know we say that every week but after the most recent race at Motorland it was, physically, very tough. My body was not up to it because I was ill,” said Lowes.

“I still took a lot of positives and a lot of confidence from it to be able to get a sixth, sixth and a fifth, despite feeling how I did. I felt good with the bike after not feeling quite as good with the settings the weekend before in Aragon.

“So we made some good steps with the set-up last time. We have tested at Montmelo already; it is a great track and I think it is going to be positive addition to the WorldSBK calendar.

“I am confident there is going to be some really good racing as well. It is a little bit of a shame that we will not have all the fans and everybody there for the team’s home race.

“I am very proud we are going to be there for KRT and hopefully we can get back on the podium in the team’s back yard.”