Ian Lowry On a Difficult Weekend At Oulton BSB
Ian opted to run full wets and in the latter stages of the race the track rapidly dried out and Ian dropped backwards down the field and out of a point's position finally bringing the Padgetts Honda home in 21st place.
With the rules stating the fastest laps from the opening race decide the grid for the second race this left Ian in 23rd position for his starting place for race two on Monday. Leaving him with a massive amount of work to do from near the back of the grid, Ian got his head down and worked his way through the field and finally finished in 13th place, he is now lying in 5th position in the Championship standings.
"It has been a very disappointing weekend for me and the Padgetts team this weekend at Oulton Park, we never seemed to be able to get into a good rhythm. What everyone has to remember is that this is the first year in Superbikes for Padgetts, every other team on the grid have some sort of set up and data logging from previous years so they have a base to work from. Every track we go to we are starting from scratch and some are going to be good and some not so good, Thruxton was good, Oulton was not so good.
It is a long season and it's a learning curve for all of us in the team we have to take the positives and work on the negatives for next time. I know I have to try and keep getting consistent points and it's important to be into the top six for the final showdown, hopefully we can get things sorted for Snetterton at the end of the month. I must also thank everyone who got behind me on Facebook and Twitter to get me some new leathers, I must say a massive thank you to Alpinestar for coming up with a deal and I'm just disappointed I couldn't give them a good result this weekend."
2012 Ian Lowry Personal Sponsors
Alpinestar - Shark Helmets - Lowe Refrigeration - Gas Racing - Jon Jessop Photography - Freestyle Extreme - Padgetts Honda
2012 British Superbike Dates
25th - 27th May Snetterton 300
22nd - 24th June Knockhill
6th - 8th July Oulton Park
20th - 22nd July Brands Hatch GP
25th - 27th August Cadwell Park
7th - 9th September Donington Park
21st - 23rd September Assen TT Circuit
28th - 30th September Silverstone Circuit
12th - 14th October Brands Hatch GP
Original photos on release replaced due to insufficient size with one of ours from an earlier round.