Suzuki Racing

WATERS DOMINATES PHILLIP ISLAND SUPERSPORT


Team Suzuki Press Office – October 30.

Team Suzuki’s Brodie Waters dominated the national Supersport support races at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island in Victoria at the weekend with a clean-sweep aboard the race-proven GSX-R600.

Fresh from a number of guest races in the British Supersport Championship, Waters claimed pole position for the weekend and went on to win all three races in front of a record crowd at the picturesque 4.445-kilometre GP venue.

Said Waters: “It was a good way to finish off the year; we were lucky enough to be quickest in the first practice and backed it up with qualifying on pole and taking three race wins. We had a disappointing final ASBK round, so it’s nice to bounce back with a win here and I can’t thank Team Suzuki enough for the effort they’ve put in with the GSX-R600 this season.”

The Superbike category saw elder brother and newly-crowned Australian Superbike Champion Josh Waters race to third overall despite starting from 10th on the grid after a frustrating qualifying session in mixed conditions on Friday. Waters sliced his way through the pack in each of the four Superbike races to score 3-2-3-3 results, but saw his hopes of victory vanish due to his third-row starting position aboard the GSX-R1000.

“It’s tough when your main competition is on the front row and you’re on the fourth row, but I’ll learn from it and make progress,” Waters said. “I kind of got caught out in the conditions, I knew the weekend would be hard after that, and it was. The GSX-R1000 was great all weekend though, it’s nice to be on the podium; and I know that for sure next time we’ll be a lot stronger.”

Team-mate Ben Attard was fifth overall for the weekend, the experienced Queenslander taking home 5-3-6-5 results across the races. He was frustrated with the results in a trying weekend, but was content to finish out the season inside the top five.

“It was a tough weekend with the weather conditions for everybody, so it wasn’t great for us,” said Attard. “I would have liked to have better results, but it wasn’t to be and we’ll focus on the next event. Thanks again to the team, who always put in 100 per cent and do a fantastic job.”

Team Volvo Group Suzuki’s Robert Bugden claimed the fourth position overall for the weekend following a consistent effort, finishing sixth in race one before wrapping the weekend up with a trio of fourth place results on his satellite supported GSX-R1000.

Team Suzuki is now gearing up to defend its Australian Endurance Championship title, which will take place at the Phillip Island 8 Hour on December 1-2nd.



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