Alex Lowes takes responsibility for collision with Jonathan Rea: “No fault of his, it was my error.”

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Just hours after achieving a brilliant podium finish, Alex Lowes concedes fault for his incident with Jonathan Rea during Race 2.

Maintaining his strong position in the title race, Alex Lowes executed several impressive overtakes en route to a crucial third place finish in the Superpole Race.

On the penultimate lap, Lowes capitalized on an opportunity created by Remy Gardner, swiftly passing Jonathan Rea.

Utilizing his pace advantage over the Yamaha in sectors three and four, Lowes closed the gap heading into the final chicane.

With a late braking maneuver, Lowes managed to bring his ZX-10RR to a halt just in time, securing his third podium of the season. Notably, Lowes’ other two podiums were victories at the season-opener in Phillip Island.

Reflecting on the Superpole Race, Lowes commented, “Yeah, it was good. We opted for the SCQ tyre. With limited dry track time this weekend, I felt strong right from the start and managed to make some overtakes.

The bike’s speed was impressive. However, like everyone else, the tyre didn’t quite hold up, but I had a good battle with Jonathan [Rea] and Remy [Gardner], and was able to execute the famous Assen last corner move on Remy.

It felt great to be back on the podium, a solid way to kick off the day.”

In Race 2, Lowes faced a challenging recovery after a poor start, compounded by the similar lap times set by the riders ahead of him.

Lowes, who had maintained a perfect record of finishing every race in 2024 so far, unfortunately collided with his former teammate Rea, resulting in his retirement from the race.

“I crashed,” Lowes admitted. “I attempted to pass him on the inside when I saw he was dropping from the group.

“I struggled initially with the X tyre at the start, but after three or four laps, I felt confident. I attempted the pass at turn one, but it’s a corner that tightens up, and you risk either running wide or pushing another rider wide.

“I tried to modulate the brake to hit the apex, but ended up crashing on my own. However, given that I was in the process of passing him, he had no space to maneuver.

“It had nothing to do with him. It was entirely my fault, and I apologized to him. It was a mistake on my part.”

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