Tyco Suzuki’s Josh Waters is certainly making a name for himself as a wet weather specialist, and today was no acceptation. He powered his way through the pack during a rain swept opening MCE British Superbike race and crossed the soggy finishing line in second.
He made up for an earlier crash in qualifying to storm to the front of the pack, but on the final lap he was neck and neck with eventual race winner, Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s Howie Mainwaring, with the battle for the victory going right down to the wire - with Mainwaring taking a tight win coming out of Clark Curve.
Waters is happy with second, and managed not to get tangled up in the incident with Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki’s Shane Byrne out on track. The title challenger crashed at Clark Curve and Waters narrowly avoided a collision to safely make his way to the chequered flag.
“It was really good race, and at the start I didn’t want to do anything too silly. I thought I had really good speed, but Shakey crashed right in front of me so that held me up a bit, and it ruined my pace. Then Howie came flying past and going into the last turn it was really close - but this is a great second place finish for me and a great battle with Howie too,” said Waters at the circuit.
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