Alex Lowes is keeping his fingers crossed that Voltcom Crescent Suzuki enjoy a trouble-free weekend after a problematic time in Portugal. The Briton impressed in Superpole at Portimao before losing ground on race day and is looking to build on the positives this weekend and translate them into points.
“I like the Misano track, but it was one of the most difficult weekends last year, for me, Eugene and the whole team; it’s never nice knowing we’ve struggled there in the past but I’m hoping we can lay those ghosts to rest this year. I really like the layout and the whole place – the atmosphere at Italian races is always fantastic and it’s by the sea which adds an extra element – so I’m looking forward to getting there. I’m hoping for a normal weekend, to build on the developments made in Portimao and getting back in the mix for race day.”
Teammate Randy de Puniet is also confident that Suzuki made a breakthrough in Portugal and arrives at Misano with renewed optimism.
“Misano is a tight track but it’s nice to race. You have fast corners, slow corners and I’ve always had a good feeling there. With the developments made with the GSX-R at the Portimao test I’m really pleased and happy to go to Misano. I’m hoping to start with the same base we found in Portugal and continue to make more improvements throughout the weekend so we can start to return to a normal race pattern and have a good result on Sunday.”