Josh Waters battles to two top 10 finishes in a resurgent showing at the Norfolk circuit.
Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Waters leaves Snetterton with a renewed positivity after scoring the best race results of his first season in British Superbikes.
The 2012 Australian Superbike Champion had faced a difficult initiation to the competitive series, but feels he may have turned a corner and regained the confidence he needs to start challenging the frontrunners.
“It has been a better weekend for me and that is good because we came here wanting to turn things around a bit,” said Waters.
“We had a good test and came here faster, the team worked overtime and I feel we are going in a better direction. I have changed too to try and make myself more comfortable.”
Waters qualified his Milwaukee Yamaha R1 in 12th, missing out on a berth in the Q3 session by just two places.
He rode to ninth in the opening stoush and was able to make further improvement with a solid seventh in race two, with the promise of better results going begging due to other riders’ incidents.
“Unfortunately one of the riders crashed in front of me and I lost a few positions and then the same happened again in race two but at least I was able to stay on and get some good points,” he added.
“I think we can go to Brands Hatch now and continue the momentum and try and get closer to the front group.”
Waters improved to 13th on the standings and now has a solid 33 points in his account.
Team owner Shaun Muir was quick to recognise Waters efforts in finding a more suitable setup and regain his customary competitive edge.
“Josh a better feeling for the bike and chassis and that showed in the results,” said Muir. “He feels that he can move forwards now and he is genuinely looking ahead to the next round at Brands Hatch.”
The British Superbike Championship heads to Brands Hatch where it will utilise the GP circuit for round six from 19-21 July.