Lowes and Team WFR enjoy historic British Superbikes double at Silverstone

AT THE DOUBLE: Alex Lowes won both races in the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.

AT THE DOUBLE: Alex Lowes won both races in the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Silverstone.

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TEAM WFR celebrated a sensational double at Silverstone on Sunday as Alex Lowes won his and his team’s first-ever British Superbike races.

The Lincolnshire rider secured pole position in qualifying on Saturday and took the momentum into Sunday to win both races in the penultimate round of the MCE British Superbike Championship.

The win double comes a week after Lowes had bagged two encouraging third-place finishes in Assen, Holland, and fires him up to third in the standings and a real chance of title glory with one round remaining.

James Westmoreland also had a good weekend for the Ossett team with fifth and ninth-placed finishes that keep him in seventh spot overall and in prime position for the Riders’ Cup.

Team WFR managing director Myles Schofield said: “What can I say? To get the team’s first win in British Superbikes at Silverstone was unbelievable but to come away with a double victory is out of this world.

“The emotion running through the team at the end of the first race was enough for one day, but when Alex went and did it again, and in such dramatic fashion, we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry – so I think we did both.”

WFR’s car team also enjoyed success in the final round of the British GT Championship at Donington Park.

Jody Fannin and Warren Hughes had already wrapped-up the GT4 class for the Ossett team but still finished off the season in fine style with victory.

The final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship will take place at Brands Hatch over the weekend of October 12-14.

See this week’s Wakefield Express for more on this story.