Ian Lowry will compete for MSS Colchester Kawasaki in the final three events of the 2011 British Superbike Championship after being signed as a replacement for Alex Lowes. Lowry has endured a tough season with Buildbase BMW, only scoring points on three occasions, and is relishing the opportunity to ride the ZX-10R for the rest of the season.

“It's well known things haven't gone that well since my first year in BSB and I tried a few other options but this is a massive lifeline from MSS Colchester Kawasaki to really prove my worth.”

“The bike looks great out on track when I've followed it and it's clearly good enough for podiums as both Gary and Stuart have shown so I'm really excited to ride it. I like all three of the tracks we're going to and Donington is my favourite by far so that's positive. I have a good relationship with some of the Kawasaki guys after Paul Bird ran me out in World Superbikes so everything is in place, it's just down to me!”

Lowry has ridden for the Japanese manufacturer before having raced for PBM Kawasaki in the final three events of last year's World Superbike Championship and Nick Morgan is delighted to welcome the 24 year old into the team.

“Ian is a class act as he showed in his debut year in BSB and we're delighted to have him onboard for the rest of the season. It may seem very soon after our announcement of Alex leaving but the reality is the team needs two riders on board every week for results and development. We're going to try and let him get a run-out before Donington although it's quite late notice and we have a bit of crash damage to fix still!”