Josh Waters has taken the positives from a difficult weekend at Oulton Park aboard his Bennetts Suzuki and the third round of the MCE British Superbike Championship and his looking ahead to the next round at Snetterton next month.
Waters, who qualified in 18th position, progressed through the pack to 12th in race one - setting the eighth-fastest lap of the race along the way - highlighting the progress the team has made with the set-up of his GSX-R1000.
After looking forward to battling at the front-end of the field in race two, a poor start left the double Australian Superbike Champion with work to do as he dropped outside of the points on the opening lap. However, he recovered to 12th with lap-times that would have seen him comfortably inside the top-10.
‰ÛÏIt's been frustrating this weekend, especially race two." Waters admitted. "We moved up 10 positions on the grid only to move what felt like 10 back.
"The plan was to get away with the guys in front who we know we could lap with.
"But we've definitely moved forward with the bike and we'll take the positives away with the times we put in this weekend. I'm looking forward to the Snetterton test now where we'll keep working hard.‰Û