News 25 Aug 2015

Step backwards further disappointment for Waters

Bennetts Suzuki racer puts Cadwell struggles behind him.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Multiple Australian Superbike Champion Josh Waters endured a difficult round in British Superbikes at Cadwell Park last weekend, unable to capitalise on progress made in recent races.

After some difficulty finding a good base-setting earlier in the year, the Bennetts Suzuki team made a breakthrough at the previous round at Thruxton.

However the unique and demanding nature of the Cadwell circuit made it difficult for the team to find a set-up that worked for Waters and he finished 17th in each of the two races on Sunday.

“It was a really tough weekend and one to put behind us,” Waters explained. “We didn’t get anything to click today and after the progress and the result we achieved at Thruxton it’s disappointing to follow it up with today’s results.

“Now we’ll look ahead to Oulton, where we’ve been before as a team, so we have some data to work from and we’ll look for an improvement there.”

Team owner Martin Halsall commented: “It’s been a bit of a weekend to forget, to be honest. We’re a new team, but we’ve been making progress over the last few rounds and we’ve really been able to show our potential, despite the results not reflecting that promise.

“On Josh’s side of the garage we’ve struggled to get the best from him and the bike together. We made some big steps at Thruxton, but we took a few backwards here at Cadwell on a circuit that is very difficult to set the bike up for. But we’ll chalk this one down to experience and set our sights on a couple of good results at Oulton Park.”

After finishing outside of the points in both races at Cadwell Park, Waters sits 21st in the standings with four rounds remaining.