Alex Lowes1990-09-14 (age 29)
World Superbike regular Alex Lowes, who makes his MotoGP debut this weekend at Silverstone, says the difference between the two championships is not as big as many people think.
Honda factory rider Michael van der Mark will make the switch to Yamaha for the 2017 World Superbikes season.
The Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team has announced that Alex Lowes will replace the injured Bradley Smith for the next two races at Silverstone and Misano.
Yamaha clinched its sixth victory as a manufacturer at the Suzuka 8 Hours, with the #21 crew of Pol Espargaro, Alex Lowes and Katsuaki Nakasuga taking the top honours on Sunday.
The annual Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race takes place this Sunday, with 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden and Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro headlining the entry for the prestigious event.
Yamaha has unveiled the rider line-up for its two-bike 2016 Suzuka 8 Hours assault, with last year's winners Pol Espargaro and Katsuyuki Nakasuga returning to the competition.
Yamaha's World Superbike riders Sylvain Guintoli and Alex Lowes are both confident of returning from injury in time for the next round at Misano.
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes took pole position for the upcoming World Superbike races at Aragon, while factory Yamaha riders Sylvain Guintoli and Alex Lowes made up the front row.
Sylvain Guintoli was left satisfied with Yamaha's factory return to World Superbike racing at Phillip Island, saying the manufacturer's bike was stronger than originally anticipated.
Honda rider Michael van der Mark and Yamaha's Alex Lowes both require medical evaluation after pulling out of the World Superbike post-season test at Jerez.
Yamaha has unveiled a two-bike factory line-up for their much anticipated World Superbike return, signing 2014 champion Sylvain Guintoli and Alex Lowes.
Rea just 0.024s shy of the lead, Lowes third after FP2 blistering lap.
Sykes edges out Rea for second place as Giugliano and Torres complete top 5
Jonathan Rea missed out the fastest time of the day by just 0.058s.
Same top-3 as first race with Davies in second place.