Alex Lowes admitted his nerves began jangling within the ultimate levels of the Suzuka eight Hours, however he needn’t have anxious because the Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing Group made it three wins in a row within the prestigious occasion.
Yamaha World Superbike rider Lowes and team-mates Michael van der Mark and Katsuyuki Nakasuga accomplished the occasion virtually a lap away from Kawasaki Group Inexperienced’s Leon Haslam, Kazuma Watanabe and Azlan Shah Bin Kamaruzaman, securing an historic victory within the 40th operating of the well-known race in Japan.
Lowes’ triumph – his second Suzuka eight Hours success after he tasted victory final 12 months when he changed Bradley Smith within the group – will definitely have carried out his probabilities of incomes a brand new Yamaha World Superbike contract in 2018 no hurt.
The British rider was all smiles afterwards within the post-event press convention and mentioned he’s already trying ahead to returning to Japan subsequent summer time.
“I am very completely satisfied to win once more and the Suzuka eight Hours is a improbable occasion. I used to be a bit nervous within the ultimate hours however these two guys did a improbable job.
“We had a little bit of a lead, a little bit of a niche, so then you definately get a bit bit extra nervous as a result of it is simple to lose a little bit of focus. The Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing Group did a improbable job, I actually loved the bike and I am trying ahead to going again once more subsequent 12 months already.”