Nick Waters races to solid fourth overall in ASBK Supersport at Hidden Valley


Talented Mildura rising star Nick Waters claimed fourth overall at Hidden Valley’s third round of the Australian Supersport Championship in Darwin on Sunday.

The Waters Racing/Sunstate Racing Suzuki rookie finished fourth for the weekend in his best overall performance to date, qualifying third on the grid in Superpole and then scoring fifth in race one and third in race two.

Waters lead the early running of Sunday’s opening 17-lap affair before eventually crossing the line in fifth position just 3.882 seconds from victory. He backed it up with a superb second race with a third place finish, just 2.055 off overall winner and former world number two Kevin Curtain.

“It was one of the best rounds I’ve had this year, that’s for sure,” the 17-year-old beamed. “I was able to get on the front row again, which makes it two in a row now, so maybe next time we can challenge for the pole position.

“For the next round I’m hoping to get the new 2011 model GSX-R600, so we’ll do a bit of testing before then and hopefully come out really strong in Queensland.

“I’ve done a few races in Supersport now and I know I can run with the top guys, so it’s pretty good at the minute. With more time on the bike I’m confident that we can gain some speed and get it handling even better.”

Waters’ result has boosted him to eighth in the championship standings with just two rounds remaining, the series set to continue on 3-5 June at Queensland Raceway.

2011 Australian Supersport Championship
Round Three – Hidden Valley, NT

Round Results:

1. Kevin CURTAIN 45
2. Mitchell CARR 43
3. Rick OLSON 38
4. Nicholas WATERS (Waters Racing/Sunstate Racing Suzuki) 34
5. Christan CASELLA 31


Championship Standings (after 3 of 5 rounds):

1. Mitchell CARR 110
2. Christan CASELLA 108
3. Kevin CURTAIN 105
4. Brodie WATERS 103
5. Aaron GOBERT 99
8. Nick Waters (Waters Racing/Sunstate Racing Suzuki) 66