News 28 May 2020
Kawasaki extends Lowes contract through 2021 season
Phillip Island race winner to remain aboard Ninja ZX-10RR next year.
Kawasaki Racing Team has re-signed Alex Lowes for the 2021 Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) following his winning debut at Phillip Island.
Lowes won race two in his first appearance aboard the factory Ninja ZX-10RR and will remain with the official team next season.
“It is great be with Kawasaki for 2021,” Lowes said. “I can continue adapting to the team and adapting myself to the ZX-10RR. Ever 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.
“Being team-mates with Johnny [Rea] 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.”
The 29-year-old made his signing official during a Skype call between himself, Kawasaki Motor Europe’s Steve Guttridge and Kawasaki Racing Team manager Guim Roda this week.
“The job Alex has done until now, his motivation for the KRT project and the serious way he trains himself to be the fittest rider he can be have been such strong arguments to renew with him,” Roda commented. “It also gives him the time and reassurance to show his full potential on the ZX-10RR.
“He has the speed to ride the bike on the limit and to perform at the level we expect. Fixing an agreement with Alex for 2021 so early in the season will give him a calmness to fully concentrate on his racing and make the best results possible this year.”