Reflecting on profitable ASBK opener with Josh Waters

Josh Waters

McMartin Racing Workforce

Trev: So Josh excellent begin to the season. Pole place, qualifying lap file, race lap file, three wins, 76 factors, it doesn’t get any higher…

Josh Waters: “Fairly bloody good, fairly wrapped with it. I knew that we’d be aggressive this weekend, I do know you guys have all written it, I’ve learn it, I learn every little thing you write. So I used to be fairly positive of myself, however considering if I don’t do what they’re all saying, I’m going to appear like a muppet. Then FP1 I crashed,  it was a giant flip round to do the lap time I used to be in a position to do, in qualifying, after which go sooner within the race. It’s fairly good, I say it on a regular basis, however an enormous due to the crew, as a result of they’re at all times working their butts off attempting to make it higher for me.”

Josh Waters on the McMartin Racing V4 R Panigale - TBG Image
Josh Waters on the McMartin Racing V4 R Panigale – TBG Picture

Trev: I might see Adrian (Monti – Crew Chief) was missing a little bit of sleep after I spoke to him yesterday, however the work actually exhibits, you’re doing all your job on the bike, and they’re doing their job within the pits. Craig does his job constructing the bikes within the workshop at house, Adrian clearly does the job while you’re on the observe. The bike appears to be like so settled and within the groove, after all you’re a giant a part of that, being clean on the bike. Coming onto the primary straight plenty of the fellows appeared to be battling their bikes loads, you’re not battling, the entrance isn’t lifting, it’s simply squatting and driving. I imply I do know you might be working exhausting on the market, however I’ve to say it appears to be like such as you’re doing it straightforward…

Josh: “Yeah I watched a video out of 11 I believe, one of many prime guys was behind us in one of many free apply classes, and the factor is like sideways, whereas I’m simply comfy. Clearly we’ve bought an excellent bike that assists that, however it’s important to take benefit, it’s important to push it to the restrict to get the benefit of it. All of the bikes now have their strengths, however this bike I appear to be at one with, greater than different bikes I’ve ridden.”

Josh Waters on the McMartin Racing V4 R Panigale – Picture RbMotoLens

Trev: It definitely appears it, you look nice on it, matches you want a glove…

Josh: “I don’t wish to go saying issues in opposition to or criticise different riders, however there’s been others on the Ducati – have a look at Mike, he rode this mannequin bike, however then he rides the Yamaha R1 and look what he did final yr. He smashed it and was bloody good. However yep that is the bike for me.”

Josh Waters the clear victor at Phillip Island – Picture RbMotoLens

Trev: It definitely appears to be like it, you most likely don’t wish to journey the rest now?

Josh: “Probably not!”

Trev: Something programmed between right here and Sydney for the night time meet? Other than cleansing home windows?

Josh: “Other than that and going again house, truthfully I don’t suppose so. It could be cool to have a journey someplace nevertheless it’s simply the dates…”

Josh Waters on the McMartin Racing V4 R Panigale – Picture RbMotoLens

Trev: And we’ve bought the bigger window now the place you’re not allowed to journey on the identical observe you’re going to compete on inside two weeks of an upcoming occasion…

Josh: “Yeah, I’d prefer to have a journey however I truthfully don’t see any probabilities.”  (Forward of publishing we confirmed that Josh is definitely going to journey at Queensland Raceway this Friday)

Trev: Congratulations on a job properly carried out at Phillip Island. See you at SMP.

Josh Waters – Picture RbMotoLens

Superbike Championship Factors

Pos Rider Bike Pole R1 R2 R3 Whole
1 Josh WATERS Ducati  1 25 25 25 76
2 Mike JONES  Yamaha 17 18 18 53
3 Troy HERFOSS Honda 20 17 16 53
4 Glenn ALLERTON BMW 18 15 17 50
5 Cru HALLIDAY Yamaha 20 20 40
6 Arthur SISSIS Yamaha 10 16 14 40
7 Ted COLLINS BMW 15 13 12 40
8 Bryan STARING Yamaha 9 14 15 38
9 Matt WALTERS Aprilia 14 11 9 34
10 Broc PEARSON Ducati 11 12 10 33
11 Scott ALLARS Yamaha 13 8 7 28
12 Michael KEMP Yamaha 12 7 5 24
13 Lachlan EPIS BMW 8 13 21
14 Paris HARDWICK Kawasaki 10 8 18
15 Mark CHIODO Honda 16 16
16 Jack DAVIS Suzuki 9 6 15
17 Max STAUFFER Yamaha 11 11

2023 ASBK Calendar

2023 ASBK Calendar
Spherical Circuit Location Date
R1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Feb 24-26
R2 Sydney Motorsports Park NSW Mar 24-25
R3 Queensland Raceway QLD Apr 28-30
R4 Hidden Valley Raceway NT Jun 16-18
R5 Morgan Park Raceway QLD Jul 14-16
R6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Oct 27-29
R7 The Bend Motorsport Park SA Dec 1 – 3