News 15 Aug 2018

Continued work for race-winning Morgan Park pace says Waters

Podium the goal for defending ASBK champion.

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Reigning champion Josh Waters says there’s still work to be done in order to be at race-winning pace at Morgan Park’s fifth round of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) this weekend in Queensland.

It’s been a challenging campaign so far for Waters in his title defence, although he’s hopeful of landing back on the podium this Sunday as he endeavours to repeat his performance from 2017.

Last week’s test at the venue allowed the Team Suzuki Ecstar rider to make positive improvements, and despite believing he has adequate speed, he understands there’s still room for improvement to top the result sheets.

“The test at Morgan Park was positive for sure, but we’re not quite there yet,” Waters admitted. “I had the pace but we still have some work ahead of us to put the Suzuki back in front. The team is working hard, and so am I. I was on the podium here last year, and I want to be back on there again on Sunday afternoon.”

The number one currently sits fifth in the championship standings, 57 points behind series leader Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) with just three rounds remaining.