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British Superbikes 2012: Ian Lowry comes to the fore to lead the championship
British Superbikes 2012: Ian Lowry comes to the fore to lead the championship

On Thruxton, has surprised and convinced. Ian Lowry He had just had the worst two seasons of his sporting career when last year, stranded by a new mechanical failure in his BMW S1000RR, he decided to go home not racing at Cadwell Park that weekend. With frankly bad results, Padgetts Honda trusted him, giving him the opportunity to show the entire grid that it would not be due to lack of talent. All things being equal, or at least much more so than before, Ian was almost half a second away. Tommy Hill's pole, although right next to him on the grid, a situation that enabled him to achieve his first victory.

The truth is that seeing the table of times of the classification everything invited to think that we would attend a monologue of the current champion, Tommy Hill. And to be honest, it would have been that way if it weren't for the brutal wear and tear on the Pirellis they rode. Unfortunately, Tommy was not the only one affected by the disappearance of the rear rubber grip. But, friends, that's how racing is, and you have to know how to play every card. That said, let's head over to see what happened in both races and, incidentally, I leave you an extra that I bet you will like.

Race One, Ian Lowry's Revenge

Michael Rutter Thruxton

Prepared to distribute the points, the BSB pilots shot out. Tommy, from the outside, was positioned as race leader, followed by Michael Rutter and Ian up close. For Rutter, that position was ideal, knowing his great asset for this race: the pace achieved in training. However, barely five laps had passed when Ian took the initiative to overtake a conservative Michael who put Tommy's breakaway on a platter. Behind them came an impressive Alex Lowes, who, turn by turn, approached the group, also obtaining the best time of the race. Unfortunately, when he was closer to being able to fight for victory, the rear tire disappeared before our eyes and from that moment his objective was focused on losing the fewest number of positions while driving constantly sideways.

Alex Lowes Thruxton

After a few laps, Lowry and Tommy had managed to escape. From behind, in a group consisting of Michael Laverty, Shakey Byrne, Alex Lowes and Rutter, that of MSS Bathams Kawasaki I was leaving the race due to technical problems. At this point those who had known how to conserve, mount harder compounds or use less aggressive configurations, began to reap the fruits. Who the best came out was to Josh brookes Well, little by little he climbed positions until he reached the podium. With him he came accompanied, in tremendous tandem, Stuart easton, partner on Rapid Solicitors with Shakey.

The lightning-fast curves to the right took their toll on Hill and when Lowry realized he dedicated the stroke ax. With three laps to go, the Honda Padgetts slipped away until they got a second lead and victory. Tommy passed second, Brookes third and the rojiblancas Kawasakis third and fourth. Lowes, by the way, the 22nd position fell but with pole for the second race.

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