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Alex Lowes pens Kawasaki Racing extension for 2022 WorldSBK season

Alex Lowes will continue to partner Jonathan Rea into the 2022 WorldSBK Championship after agreeing a contract extension with Kawasaki

Alex Lowes - Kawasaki Racing Team

Alex Lowes will remain with the Kawasaki Racing Team for the 2022 WorldSBK Championship season after agreeing an extension with the multiple-title winning team. 

Lowes switched to the Kawasaki ZX-10RR prepared by the Provec Racing (KRT) in 2020 having parted ways with Crescent Racing (six years Yamaha, one year Suzuki) the previous season.

Marking his debut with the team with victory in Australia, though Lowes hasn’t topped the podium since that grandstand maiden outing, he has proven a consistent and competitive complement to his six-time WorldSBK Championship winning team-mate Jonathan Rea.

After ending the 2020 WorldSBK season sixth overall with four podiums, Lowes runs fourth overall in the 2021 standings after five events with four further trips to the rostrum to his name.

Jonathan Rea, Alex Lowes - Kawasaki Racing Team 2021

"I am really happy to have signed once more with the Kawasaki Racing Team, the most successful team in the current era of WorldSBK.

"After a strange first year in the team last year due to the global situation and with such a short season it has been good to start this year at some different tracks and I am understanding the bike a lot more. 

“It has also been slightly frustrating this year because I feel like we started strongly but the results are not quite where we would want them to be right now. We have a lot of potential and I am still in the top four of the championship, close to the top three, which is the target for this year.

"I will be working hard for the next few weeks to make that next step to be regularly challenging for the podium. Honestly, I feel like it is close, so with this team and all these guys around me - with the relationships we have been building - everything is in place now to push things forward.

"I am really thankful to stay in the team next year, and proud of the faith that Kawasaki has shown in me. In our job there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes than the results that you see on the track so I am really happy about this new deal with KRT. 

“A massive thanks to all the guys behind the project, to Guim and Biel Roda, Steve Guttridge and all the people at KHI in Japan for believing in me again.”