MILDURA’S Josh Waters ended a dominant season by claiming his second Australian Superbike championship at Queensland Raceway yesterday.
Waters simply needed to finish the two 17-lap races in the final round to take the title after entering the event with a 19.5-point lead over nearest rival Honda’s Wayne Maxwell.
The 25-year-old made sure of the title with a fourth place in race one and sixth in race two, ensuring Maxwell only closed the gap to 13.5 points.
The Suzuki rider admitted he was uncomfortable with a safety-first approach after the day’s second race.
“It’s just great to make it official, I can’t thank the team enough for everything they’ve done and preparing a bike that I love to ride,” said Waters, who has had to recover from a serious testing accident in 2010 which left him in an induced coma.
“It’s a great feeling and good to win my second title as it’s only my second full season on the Superbike.
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