Five pilot Sam Lowes was another step closer to a podium position last weekend a Phillip Island. The Englishman fought with the leaders throughout the 25 lap race before eventually settling for fifth but saw plenty of positives having been so close to his first podium finish.
“I didn’t win and I’ve got to improve but that was a good, solid race and my lap times were good,” said Lowes. “There’s a big gap behind me but I was with the front guys so that’s a good indication for next year. The team has worked great all weekend, and just like in Japan we got faster with each session. As a rider, we’ve all heard it, but 70 per cent is in the head and when you’re happy and confident you can do a little bit more.”