Mildura race rider Josh Waters from team Suzuki has taken out commanding wins for races one and two of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship round six held on Sunday at the Sydney Motorsport Park .
After lead up events on Friday and Saturday Waters held pole position on the grid and quickly led all the way in both of the 16 lap races on Sunday.
The wins bring the Suzuki rider right into championship contention after Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team)) failed to score points in Race Two.
In the first 16-lap affair,
Waters led the field from turn one followed closely by Bryan Staring of the Honda Racing Team.
Staring retired in race one but again battled with Waters in race two and finished second.
Waters said the second race was definitely a lot harder.
“Bryan Staring just wouldn’t give up chasing me down for the win!,” he said.
“It’s been an awesome race and credit to Team Suzuki Australia for all their hard work.”
“Phillip Island is one of my favourite tracks, so I can’t wait for the last race of the season.”
The win to Waters made it a double victory to go along with his pole position, a perfect weekend from the Mildura rider.
The Superbike championship heads to round seven at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for a thrilling concluding round on October 6-8.with the title likely to come down to a three horse race between Troy Herfoss, Maxwell and Waters.
Troy Herfoss now leads 2017 Superbike series with 226 points, ahead of Josh Waters's 220 and Wayne Maxwell with 211.