Alex Lowes admitted his nerves began jangling within the remaining phases of the Suzuka eight Hours, however he needn’t have nervous because the Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing Crew 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 nearly a lap away from Kawasaki Crew Inexperienced’s Leon Haslam, Kazuma Watanabe and Azlan Shah Bin Kamaruzaman, securing an historic victory within the 40th working of the well-known race in Japan.
Lowes’ triumph – his second Suzuka eight Hours success after he tasted victory final yr when he changed Bradley Smith within the crew – will definitely have performed his possibilities 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 stated he’s already wanting ahead to returning to Japan subsequent summer season.
“I am very comfortable to win once more and the Suzuka eight Hours is a unbelievable occasion. I used to be a bit nervous within the remaining hours however these two guys did a unbelievable job.
“We had a little bit of a lead, a little bit of a spot, so then you definitely get a bit bit extra nervous as a result of it is simple to lose a little bit of focus. The Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing Crew did a unbelievable job, I actually loved the bike and I am wanting ahead to going again once more subsequent yr already.”