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14 Juni 2024

Lowes Signs For 2025 Bimota By Kawasaki Racing Team Project

After the announcement of the Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team project for the 2025 season current KRT rider Alex Lowes has signed an agreement to race the new machine in the official team.

Lowes is currently a successful official Kawasaki rider in WorldSBK, having won two races at the opening round of the season in Australia. He is fourth in the championship on the eve of the fourth round, which will be held at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli.’

Lowes’ participation delivers a high level of continuity for the otherwise new project as he will be working alongside many of the staff that he has built-up a strong personal and working relationship with, in what is now his fifth year inside KRT.

The exiting new initiative is another reason for Lowes to feel optimistic about his future, especially as his progress has been developing year-on-year inside the official KRT squad. Lowes is also the most experienced rider in the team this year and in response Alex has grown into his new role as the senior competitor in a highly positive and confident fashion. His two 2024 race wins so far have already proved that his trust in his team and the latest technical package have been well-placed.

With most of the 2024 season still ahead of him Lowes is ready to work hard to continue in the strong fashion he and the Ninja ZX-10RR have already demonstrated after three rounds of the 12-round championship. Nine rounds, including the imminent one at Misano, remain in the 2024 campaign.  

Alex Lowes, stated: “I believe this opportunity has come at the correct time. Along with Bimota, Kawasaki are putting huge effort into this new project. Utilising Kawasaki’s nearly 40 years of Superbike racing knowledge and success and also my personal experience with different manufacturers I believe this gives us the best chance to start from the best possible position with the new bike. I have shown that I am still improving and still fast and competitive at the front of WorldSBK. A big thank you to KMC, Bimota and Provec Racing for the faith shown in me. I’m happy to continue to be part of our racing family! I’m enjoying my racing a lot and we still have a lot to focus on during 2024. We had a nice start to the season with a couple of race victories but now our focus is on Misano. It’s a track I really enjoy, we had a test here recently and I felt strong on the bike let’s work hard focus and see what results we can take this weekend. Arigato, Grazie Mille, Muchas Gracias and Thank you!”

Attending the Misano round of WorldSBK in person, Shigemi Tanaka, General Manager, Marketing & Sales Division, Kawasaki Motors, Ltd. commented: “On behalf of Kawasaki and Bimota, we are delighted to secure the services of Alex Lowes for the Bimota by Kawasaki Racing Team. His experience and racecraft are considerable assets plus he has a positive and personal history with many of the staff he will work with on this exciting new racing project. Now Alex can concentrate on yet more success across the rest of the 2024 without distraction while preparations continue for the new team.”

Guim Roda, KRT Team Manager, stated: "With Alex we are on a great journey. We started in Covid times in a difficult season for him to get his racing rhythm, and in ‘21 and ‘22 he suffered various injuries that did not allow him to show his true potential. But he still showed his speed and other qualities in those years. Now is time to take consistency to a new level. Lately rule limitations did not allow us to extract all the potential of our ZX-10RR, but this season we had possibilities to upgrade certain areas on the bike and that has certainly helped Alex. He has a very good mind set, and he has become a good ambassador for Kawasaki. We want to continue with solid our structure next season, and we have next challenges to achieve with BbKRT project so we need all our best tools to make it good. Therefore  we are super happy that Alex was positive to continue with us despite other offers he had. For sure now we all can move forward focused to finish 2024 season, and start making more history in 2025”.


Outdoor image:
L>R: Steve Guttridge – Race Planning Manager – Kawasaki Motors EuropeShigemi Tanaka - General Manager - Marketing & Sales Division - Kawasaki Motors, Ltd.Guim Roda – KRT Manager
Alex Lowes
Indoor image:
L>R: Steve Guttridge – Race Planning Manager – Kawasaki Motors Europe
Guim Roda – KRT Manager
Shigemi Tanaka - General Manager - Marketing & Sales Division - Kawasaki Motors, Ltd.
Alex Lowes