News 8 Jun 2011

Waters admits he took time to adapt back to ASBK after WSBK wild card

Waters raced Miller as a wildcard on the Yoshimura Suzuki team.

Waters raced Miller as a wildcard on the Yoshimura Suzuki team.

Team Suzuki’s Josh Waters has admitted that it took him some time to adapt to his Australian spec GSX-R1000 at Queensland Raceway after racing the US round of the World Superbike Championships at Miller Motorsports Park with Team Yoshimura Suzuki the week prior.

“It took me a while to adapt to the different bike, different tyres and a totally different type of circuit layout after coming back from the US,” commented Waters.

Despite the little time to re-connect with his Australian ride, the 2009 Australian Superbike Champion was able to push Team Honda’s Jamie Stauffer all the way to the line for second in the first race, going on to take fifth in the second race for third overall .

“I was confident I’d get faster as the weekend progressed and that’s the way it worked out right up until the last race. I was confident of fighting for the win in race two after pushing Jamie so hard in race one, but it wasn’t to be. I just couldn’t get into a rhythm,” Waters reflected.

“I can’t thank Team Suzuki enough for not only giving me the opportunity to race overseas but for working so hard across the weekend to get me feeling comfortable on my Aussie-spec GSX-R1000.”

Waters currently sits seventh in points after round five of the series.