Solid Weekend For Lowry

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Round 6 Oulton Park

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Round six of the British Superbike Championship headed to Oulton Park this weekend and Ian Lowry racing for the Padgetts Honda team had an ideal start to the weekend when he qualified on the front row for the first of the three scheduled races this weekend. He was unfortunate to crash out in race one on Saturday, finished sixth in race two on Sunday and seventh in the final race of the weekend. He is now lying in seventh place in the Championship standing four points behind Nori Haga as they head to Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks’ time.

He got a steady start in the first race from the front row and was lying in fifth place after the opening lap and was in a battle with Hill, Laverty, Brookes and Shakey for the lead. The race was short lived as he clipped the engine casing on the curb at Brittens and crashed out on lap four.

For the second race Ian only got three laps to put in a fast time but managed to still be on the second row for race two on Sunday. He got a another good start and was sixth after the first lap, the front runners bridged a small gap and Ian was fighting to fend off Tommy Bridewell for sixth place, he held this position until the line. Ian was sixth on the grid for the third race and once again the leaders managed to get away and again and Ian had a brief scrap with Alex Lowes and once again it was him and Bridewell on the final lap for seventh and eighth place and Ian managed to get through at Hizzy’s chicane to finally bring the Padgetts Honda home in seventh position.

Ian – “I’m pretty happy with the weekend as its miles better than when we were here in May which was my worst weekend this year. The Padgetts Honda team worked really hard over the weekend but we did have to make a lot of changes and with the wet weather on Friday we were a little bit on the back foot. We got things sorted for qualifying and managed to put it on the front row, I was just unlucky in the first race and touched the engine casing and that was me out. However today was better and I came away with some pretty solid points but sadly I dropped out of the shoot out six so I really need to get my head down over the next few races to get back into the final six. I don’t know why but for the first time in ages I was suffering with arm pump and it’s not something I’ve had problems with before, it started in the first race and flared up again in race two. I want to get to Brands now and get some good results there.”

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