Ian Lowry

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Ian Lowry
Nationality Northern Irish
Born

(1986-09-22) 22 September 1986 (age 28)
Moira, County Down

l Spouse Chantal Lowry (formerly Chantal van Niekerk)
Current team Padgetts Racing
Bike number 5
Website ianlowry.co.uk/
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Superbike World Championship
Active years 2010
Manufacturers Kawasaki
Championships 0
2010 Championship position 21st
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
6 0 0 0 0 9

Ian Lowry (born (1986-09-22)22 September 1986 in Moira, County Down, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer.

Biography[edit]

Moving to racing[edit]

A former chef,[1] Lowry started off in the British Supersport class in 2006. He raced there for 3 seasons, finishing 9th in this first season, 2nd in 2007 and 3rd in the 2008 championship.

British Superbike Championship[edit]

He then made the step to the British Superbike Championship in 2009 with the Relentless TAS Suzuki.[2] He worked on his fitness in a university study pre-season.[3] Lowry was a consistent points-scorer, racking up enough points for 5th overall despite failing to take a podium finish. He rounded off the season by competing in the Sunflower Trophy at Bishopscourt.

Spanish Moto 2, World and British Superbike Championships[edit]

TAS signed Michael Laverty and Alastair Seeley for 2010, leaving Lowry without a ride. He signed to race in the Spanish Moto2 championship, in a team ran by former Grand Prix winner Jeremy McWilliams,[4] however the deal fell through.[5] He also tested a BSB Motorpoint Yamaha in April 2010, as a potential short-term replacement for the injured Neil Hodgson.[6] With Hodgson announcing his retirement on 22 April 2010, Lowry was confirmed as his replacement.[7] However, two rounds later Lowry was replaced by Andrew Pitt.[8] He made a BSB return for the Kawasaki SRT team in their one-off entry to the Brands Hatch bank holiday triple-header,[9] and this continued into the Nurburgring World Superbike meeting, his debut in this class.[5] For 2011 Lowry signed for the Buildbase team who had moved from Kawasaki machinery to the new BMW S1000RR. The team struggled with the new bike, meaning that Lowry and team mate John Laverty struggled to score points, Lowry's best finish being a ninth in the second race at Snetterton. At the Cadwell park round after Lowry's bike blew up in a free practice session he was so upset with the teams lack of form that he decided to go home missing the Cadwell Park weekend.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Stats correct as of 9 July 2012

All time[edit]

Series Years Active Races Poles Podiums Wins 2nd place 3rd place Fast Laps Titles
British Supersport (BSS) 2006–2008 34 0 15 3 5 7 0 0
British Superbike (BSB) 2009– 66 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
World Supersport (WSS) 2010 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
World Superbike (SBK) 2010-2011 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 107 0 16 4 5 7 0 0

By championship[edit]

British Supersport Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2006 Suzuki BHI
10
DON THR
16
OUL
6
MON
C
MAL
12
SNE
15
KNO
3
OUL
5
CRO
10
CAD
11
SIL BHGP
Ret
9th 59 [11]
2007 BHGP
3
THR SIL
2
OUL
2
SNE
1
MOP
3
KNO
5
OUL
11
MAL
2
CRO
3
CAD
DON
2
BHI
6
2nd 179 [12]
2008 THR
5
OUL
3
BHGP
16
DON
1
SNE
5
MAL
3
OUL
3
KNO
1
CAD
8
CRO
Ret
SIL
6
BHI
8
3rd 146 [13]

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2009 Suzuki BHI
13
BHI
19
OUL
7
OUL
6
DON
8
DON
6
THR
19
THR
8
SNE
5
SNE
7
KNO
6
KNO
Ret
MAL
8
MAL
20
BHGP
12
BHGP
12
BHGP
9
CAD
4
CAD
Ret
CRO
5
CRO
7
SIL
8
SIL
9
OUL
8
OUL
Ret
OUL
4
5th 170 [14]
2010 Yamaha BHI
BHI
THR
THR
OUL
Ret
OUL
Ret
CAD
11
CAD
12
MAL
MAL
KNO
KNO
SNE
SNE
21st 25 [15]
Kawasaki BHGP
10
BHGP
11
BHGP
11
CAD
CAD
CRO
CRO
SIL
SIL
OUL
OUL
OUL
[16]
2011 BMW BHI
Ret
BHI
Ret
OUL
18
OUL
18
CRO
18
CRO
14
THR
16
THR
22
KNO
DNS
KNO
DNS
SNE
19
SNE
9
OUL
Ret
OUL
C
BHGP
11
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
Ret
CAD
WD
CAD
WD
CAD
WD
22nd 27 [17]
Kawasaki DON
12
DON
Ret
SIL
11
SIL
15
BHGP
13
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
Ret
2012 Honda BHI
4
BHI
C
THR
1
THR
5
OUL
Ret
OUL
21
OUL
13
SNE
8
SNE
4
KNO
Ret
KNO
10
OUL
Ret
OUL
6
OUL
7
BHGP BHGP CAD CAD DON DON ASS ASS SIL SIL BHGP BHGP BHGP 7th* 98* [18]
  • * Season in progress

World Supersport Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2010 Yamaha AUS POR SPA NED ITA RSA USA SMR CZE GBR
20
GER ITA FRA NC 0 [19]

World Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2010 Yamaha AUS AUS POR POR SPA SPA NED NED ITA ITA RSA RSA USA USA SMR SMR CZE CZE GBR GBR GER
12
GER
Ret
ITA
17
ITA
16
FRA
14
FRA
13
21st 9 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay, Paul (2009-10-15). "Lowry on fast learning curve". The Belfast Telegraph (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Relentless TAS Suzuki BSB Team Sign Ian Lowry For 2009". Bikerholic (BikeHolic.Com). 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  3. ^ Hull, Rob (2008-11-28). "Ian Lowry receives help to get fit for 2009". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Lowry excited by Spanish Moto2 switch". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Lowry gets Kawasaki ride for Nurburgring". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ Jewkes, Stuart (2010-04-09). "Ian Lowry tests Motorpoint Yamaha at Oulton Park". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  7. ^ "Motorpoint announce Hodgson replacement". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-04-22. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  8. ^ "WSS World Champion Andrew Pitt Joins Motorpoint Yamaha BSB Team". London Bikers (Media Panther Ltd.). 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  9. ^ "Lowry to ride factory Kawasaki at Brands Hatch". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  10. ^ http://www.bikesportnews.com/news-detail.cfm?newstitle=Cadwell-BSB:-Lowry-calls-it-a-day-after-engine-blow-up&newsid=5414
  11. ^ 2006
  12. ^ 2007
  13. ^ Hull, Rob (2008-11-12). "Relentless Suzuki sign Ian Lowry for Superbikes". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  14. ^ "Round 12 - Standings: Oulton Park, 9–11 October 2009" (PDF). British Superbike Championship. MotorSport Vision. 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  15. ^ BSB: Motorpoint Yamaha announce Ian Lowry as Neil Hodgson replacement | Bikeracenews.com
  16. ^ Error
  17. ^ http://www.britishsuperbike.com/media/407432/standings.pdf
  18. ^ "Round 7 - Standings". MotorSportVision Racing. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  19. ^ The Superbike World Championship Official Site
  20. ^ Worldsbk.Com | Standings

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