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JOSH WATERS WINS SUPERBIKE ROUND FIRST TIME OUT ON SUZUKI’S NEW GSXR-1000R

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It was maiden wins for Josh Waters in both Australian Superbike Championship Round 4 races held at the Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin last Sunday. Riding Suzuki’s brand new GSXR-1000R for the first time, Waters showed just how competitive the new-generation Suzuki is when he put daylight between him and the Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki brands that previously dominated the Series.

Both ASBK races were action packed as favourites Daniel Falzon [Yamaha YZF-R1] and Kyle Buckley [Kawasaki ZX-10R] both fell trying to maintain the hectic pace. Buckley was injured and taken off by the Medical Team, Falzon once again managing to remount his bike and continue. The incident caused a red flag period and a restart.

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Waters was elated as it was the first 2017 ASBK race win for the newly formed Team Suzuki ECSTAR team on their brand new Suzuki GSXR1000R.

Waters: “I can’t thank Ecstar Suzuki and Pirelli enough for this win. It’s been a long time coming and they’ve put a huge amount of faith in me and the bike. The new GSXR is set up really well. Phill (Tainton) and the guys have done an amazing job.”

Provisional Race One Results

1  Josh WATERS (Suzuki ECSTAR, GSXR-1000R)

2  Troy HERFOSS (Honda CBR-1000SP)

3  Wayne MAXWELL (Yamaha Racing YZF-R1)

4  Bryan STARING (Honda CBR-1000SP)

5  Robert BUGDEN (Kawasaki ZX-10R)

Provisional Race Two Results

1  Josh WATERS  (Suzuki ECSTAR, GSXR-1000R)

2  Troy HERFOSS (Honda CBR-1000SP)

3  Bryan STARING (Honda CBR-1000SP)

4  Corey TURNER (Yamaha YZF-R1)

5  Robert BUGDEN (Kawasaki ZX-10R)