Lowes excited by bike improvement

Lowes, who finished sixth in both faces, did struggle with a lack of front end feeling but despite this he gave credit to his team for a job well done. 

"I'm happy enough as the boys and the bike worked well and I did my best to be as competitive as possible," Lowes said. 

"I was struggling with grip in both races and with some confidence on corner entry which lost me some time, but the second race felt better than the first. 

"We've made some big steps forward, so now we've got something to build on to keep improving further for the next race. 

"I did all I could and the team did a fantastic job, and as ever the support here was great," he added. 

The weekends results now sees Lowes at eighth in the World Superbike standings thanks finding good pace on board his Suzuki GX-10R.