News 7 May 2014

Waters making steady progress back with Suzuki

Double Australian champion still getting to grips with BSB.

Source: Suzuki Racing.

Source: Suzuki Racing.

Tyco Suzuki’s Josh Waters insists he’s making headway in the British Superbike Championship following another difficult weekend at Oulton Park.

The 2009 and 2012 Australian Superbike Champion is yet to crack the top 10 in 2014 back aboard his favoured GSX-R1000, battling to a pair of 13th places on Monday – a minor improvement on his 15-16 results at Brands Hatch’s opening round.

Despite his obvious disappointment, the Australian did significantly improve his lap times from his visit in 2013 and that’s given him a platform to build from in upcoming rounds.

“Again it’s been a difficult weekend for me but we did make progress and the boys have done a great job helping me in all areas,” Waters said. “The times were a bit closer and I’ve dipped under my times from last year, but there’s a lot more to come.

“I know I have the speed to improve significantly; I just need to work on a few areas and build confidence.

“Oulton can be a tricky little track when you are struggling, but I know the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R package is good enough for the job, so hopefully we can move forward in a few weeks at Snetterton.”

Waters is now ranked 18th in the championship standings following two rounds with seven points to his credit.