WSBK – WSBK Phillip Island: Alex Lowes drove smashed – Used SUZUKI

WSBK Phillip Island: Alex Lowes was driving smashed

WSBK - WSBK Phillip Island: Alex Lowes drove smashed - Used SUZUKI

Impressive during the winter tests of the World Superbike, the rookie Alex Lowes was more impressive during the opening round of the 2014 WSBK championship in Australia, which he had to play injured … Even broken, we learn today ‘hui. Explanations.

Titled in the British Superbike Championship last fall on a Honda CBR1000RR, Alex Lowes quickly adapted to his new ride, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 of the Voltcom Suzuki Crescent team, posting this winter times identical to those of his teammate Eugene Laverty (read and).

On the first test day of the Australian event which kicked off the 2014 World Superbike season two weeks ago, the young English champion confirmed his brilliant adaptation by setting the best time ahead of Melandri, Laverty, Giugliano and Sykes !

Best time on Saturday also, Alex was unfortunately the victim of a heavy fall – "a highside in turn 11", specifies his team – at the very end of the third practice session, preventing him from playing the first Superpole of the year (obtained by a Frenchie, read).

Firmly gritting his teeth and his left boot, the n ° 22 insisted on taking the start of the two races on Sunday despite the dislocation of his ankle diagnosed by the medical team. Too handicapped by his injury, Alex was only able to win two small points, while he was aiming for two podiums.

"Lowes decided not to return directly to Britain, as he had planned, but to travel to Adelaide for further medicals and to have his painful and swollen joint treated.", reports his team.

However, the MRI and other in-depth examinations revealed fractures of the tibia, ankle and three bones of his foot! We understand better why the boy could not keep pace with the best, and more particularly struggled to get the reports of his Suz ‘by approaching the Honda pin…

Disappointed at not having been able to defend his chances at Phillip Island, Lowes can however consider himself lucky: he did not have to pass on the operating table and should recover the full mobility of his left foot, provided he follows. to the letter its rehabilitation program.

The WSBK calendar is playing in its favor: the next event, that of Aragon in Spain, is only scheduled in five weeks! "I feel good, I swam nice today and ate well tonight", Alex tweeted yesterday,"the ankle is almost the same size as the other now". In short, he’s ready to get off to a good start !

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