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Alex Lowes and his Pata Yamaha team­mate Michael van der Mark ar­rived at La­guna hop­ing to con­tinue their im­prov­ing pace, but the week­end turned into a disaster with best re­sults of ninth and eighth re­spec­tively.

Lowes said: “We are strug­gling with the set­ting on the bike and we have not made any steps for­ward. I just re­ally do not know what is hap­pen­ing at the front. I had no warn­ing be­fore crash­ing in race one, no feel­ing.

“It is hard to feel it is my fault be­cause I did not do any­thing dif­fer­ent from be­fore, which is a shame. It means we

are not un­der­stand­ing the lim­its of the bike, so we need to work on that. There are some tracks that suit the bike and some tracks where from the first ses­sion we know we are go­ing to strug­gle – so we need to un­der­stand why that is and work on im­prov­ing.”

‘I had no warn­ing be­fore crash­ing, no feel­ing at all’ ALEX LOWES

Lowes strug­gled to get his R1 set up in the States

Lowes crashed out of the first race

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