Though he left the series in order to take a brief stint on the Paul Bird Kawasaki team competing in the FIM World Superbike Championship, it appears that Ian Lowry will be returning home to the British Superbike Championship. He paid a visit to the Oulton Park circuit at the final BSB round in order to discuss his future with two as-of-yet un-named squads. Since he did spend most of the 2010 season without a steady seat in any motorcycle racing series, this news is most welcome to him and his fans throughout the world.
Lowry had already been back on a British circuit earlier this season when he was asked to ride for the factory Kawasaki team at the August Brands Hatch meet riding alongside Tom Sykes, also coming in from World Superbike. Sykes had a great weekend, and Lowry managed one tenth and two eleventh place finishes on the unfamiliar to him ZX-10R. It was that race which led Lowry to the Paul Bird WSBK team and his first race for them at the Nurburgring in Germany. Just days ago, Lowry was at the annual Sunflower Trophy race at Bishopscourt where he placed a respectable second overall to winner and six-time champion Michael Laverty; in 2009, Lowry won the Sunflower himself.
Lowry is remaining tight-lipped about which team he may join, but it certainly looks like he will be in the BSB Championship in 2011. He is hoping to have everything finalized in the next few weeks so that he can focus on staying fit over the winter months. We should know more soon…
Written by J.C. Current, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com