Alex Lowes Recovers and Secures Superpole Race Win at Phillip Island

February 24, 2024Ray Milton

Kawasaki man Alex Lowes secured his first win of the season in the World Superbike Super Race at Phillip island today. Lowes finished 4th in race 1 leaving him outside of the podium places but slowly started to inch his way the front with a 3rd place finish in Superpole and now a win in the Superpole Race. Nicolo Bulega ( Racing – Ducati) fell short of his attempt at a sweep this weekend. Bulega qualified on pole but have a substantial drop in pace in the Superpole race which saw him drop behind. Lowes was able to pull away in clean air ahead while the battle for second ensued behind.

Toprak Razgalioglu (ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team), Nicolo Bulega ( Racing – Ducati), Andrea Locatelli (Pata Prometeon Yamaha) and Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) all had the opportunity to make a move for the podium but the Racing riders continued to drop off in the closing stages of the sprint. The squabbling behind allowed Lowes to increase his lead ahead of Andrea Locatelli to 1.1s. However, it was a positive day for Yamaha as they secured their second podium of the season. Razgatlioglu rounded out the top 3. The finish in the Superpole race will set the grid for Race 2 later today.

Prior to the the start of the race weekend Dorna announced obligatory pit stops for Race 1 and Race 2 but that requirement did not extend to the Superpole Race.

Full Phillip Island Superpole Race Results