Were you able to get any advice from anyone, regards how best to adjust to living in a new place with new people around you?
Waters: I spent a bit of time talking with Ben Townley before I came over here. Obviously Benâ€™s lived in Europe and has been hugely successful racing outside of his home, so it was great to bounce some ideas off him. His advice was just to go with the flow and enjoy it, which Iâ€™m definitely doing so far.
Iâ€™m really enjoying the fact that so much is different to back home. Getting the opportunity to try different foods, meet different people, getting to see all the great buildings. Itâ€™s made me realise just how young a country Australia is.
Finally, this weekend sees the start of the 2014 Motocross World Championship. What is Todd Waters expecting from the GP of Qatar?
Waters: â€œItâ€™s the start of a new chapter in my career, and Iâ€™m really looking forward to flying the flag for Australia and Husqvarna, learning, and as the championship unfolds showing people what Iâ€™m capable of. I know that itâ€™s going to take some time to get to where Iâ€™m really feeling like Iâ€™m at home racing in the GPs.
Chad Reed struggled to qualify for GPs early in his career, but by the end of that year he was a top-three rider. Iâ€™m just focusing on myself, and not making any unrealistic expectations. Everythingâ€™s gone well so far and Iâ€™m really enjoying myself. I canâ€™t wait to experience my first GP with Husqvarna.
Top Image: Todd Waters
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