SUPERCARS TEAM ANNOUNCE BREAKTHROUGH DEVELOPMENT FOR PODIUM SUCCESS IN SYDNEY
Monster Energy Racing star Cam Waters says a run inside the top 10 this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park is the goal, with the team’s morale boosted off the back of teammate Chaz Mostert’s win last time out at Queensland Raceway.
“Chaz’s win really helps the team, it lifts morale and obviously gives the rest of our cars a good direction to go going to Eastern Creek.”
“The feeling inside the team is really good at the moment, hopefully we can get bits of Chaz’s car from QR and take it to Eastern Creek, and then I think a podium is possible,” said Waters.
While working hard on his fitness, Waters has been taking it to the next level focusing on cardio sessions simulated at altitude, which he says is key preparation, especially leading into the endurance season.
“I did a really big push in the off season with my fitness, and from the start of the season until now it’s been more so maintaining that but been doing lots of altitude sessions, so lots of running and riding up in the altitude tank, also some swimming and bits of other pieces.”
“My fitness is really good at the moment and obviously leading into the Endurance season you need to be fit,” Waters said.
Prodrive Racing boss Tim Edwards says he’s proud of the job Waters has done so far this year, for him to be competitively in the top 10 is no mean feat, and believes there’s a real chance between now and the end of the year that he could stand on the top step of the podium.
“Cam’s performance this year has been a real step up from last year, he’s had quite a few results or just been in that 4th or 5th, so he’s kind of just been on the fringes of it. But I think with the combination of him and Richie, particularly in the Enduros they’ve got a red hot chance of standing on the dais,” Edwards said.
Prodrive Racing teammate Mark Winterbottom is also feeling confident, he too adopting the philosophy of Mostert’s car from Ipswich, and says this could be the key to getting back up the front this weekend in Sydney.
“We’ve adopted more the philosophy of what was on Chaz’s car, and that’s the direction I wanted to go at Willow Bank, given how good his car was looking after its tyres, so we’ve all sort of adopted that approach, the cars working well, as he was obviously quick all race.”
“We’ve learnt from mistakes, it probably took a couple of races longer than it should of, but hopefully at Eastern Creek we can get back up the front, and have good tyre life.”
“You know qualifying speed has been reasonable the last couple of rounds, but you’ve just got to be able to make that tyre last, so hopefully the car will do it, it’s been proven by the other drivers that it can happen, so just looking forward to getting they keys and trying it for myself,” said Winterbottom.
Practice 1 of the Red Rooster Sydney Supersprint kicks off from 12:50pm local time Friday at Sydney Motorsport Park.