News 13 Jun 2012

Suzuki’s Brodie Waters recovering from arm-pump surgery

Middle Waters brother goes under the knife in preparation for final rounds of 2012.

Team Suzuki's Brodie Waters has had arm-pump surgery in Brisbane since QLD.

Team Suzuki Australian Supersport Championship contender Brodie Waters is currently at home in Mildura, Victoria, recovering from arm-pump surgery carried out last Friday, 8 June.

Fresh from his race two and overall round win at Queensland Raceway at the beginning of the month, Waters opted to go under the knife to combat forearm issues that arose while campaigning selected Superbike rounds aboard a GSX-R1000.

The operation was completed by renowned specialist Dr Steve Andrews at Brisbane Private Hospital, with Waters certain that it’ll be a success once he returns to riding during a test at the end of this month.

“We test up at Queensland on the 26th and 27th of this month, so I’ll be back on the bike then,” Waters said. “I didn’t really suffer on the 600, just mainly the Superbike at Phillip Island and Perth.

“I thought that if I ever did look at stepping up full time I might as well get it done now.”

Waters is now just 12.5 points off the ASBK Supersport lead following Queensland, now hoping to carry that momentum through the final two rounds and reclaim the title for Suzuki aboard the GSX-R600.

“I just need to have a big go at Phillip Island, try to clinch back a few championship points and get closer to the lead heading into the last round,” he added. “I feel like I’m back to where I was at the end of last year and I’m feeling really good on the bike.”

Phillip Island’s penultimate standalone ASBK round will take place on 17-19 August.