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Lowes stays in World Superbikes with Yamaha in 2018

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Lowes stays in World Superbikes with Yamaha in 2018
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Aug 8, 2017, 4:18 PM

Alex Lowes will remain with Yamaha in World Superbikes for next season, it has been announced.

Alex Lowes, Pata Yamaha, Michael van der Mark, Pata Yamaha
Podium: race winners Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes, Michael Van Der Mark, Yamaha Factory Racing Team
#21 Yamaha Factory Racing Team: Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Alex Lowes, Michael Van Der Mark
Podium: Second place Alex Lowes, Pata Yamaha
Alex Lowes, Pata Yamaha

The 26-year-old British rider, who is twin brother to Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam, joined the Crescent-run Yamaha WSBK squad in 2016 after spending two seasons with Suzuki.

In that time, Lowes has scored two podium finishes, and lies fifth in the current standings at the mid-point of the season, two places ahead of teammate Michael van der Mark, who also stays with the team in 2018.

Both riders, along with Katsuyuki Nakasuga, also delivered Yamaha its third successive Suzuka 8 Hours win last month.

"I am really happy to continue with Yamaha and the Pata Yamaha Team into 2018," said Lowes. "I feel part of the Yamaha family and this year I believe I have made a step up from last season.

"I want to keep improving and to get to where I, Yamaha and the R1 belong, which is challenging at the front of WorldSBK, so this is my goal and mission.

"I want to say a massive thank you for the faith Yamaha Motor Europe and the whole team have shown in me, and I look forward to repaying them with results!"

On top his Superbike commitments, Lowes also started two MotoGP races for the Tech 3 Yamaha squad last year, filling in for an injured Bradley Smith and scoring three points at Silverstone.

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Alex Lowes
Teams Yamaha Factory Racing
Author Jamie Klein