22/04/2024

Cam Waters celebrates his third win of the season in style. (Photo: Supercars.com)

Cam Waters and his team have been reinvigorated with two wins across the Townsville Supercars double header weekends.

Cam Waters and his team reinvigorated their season with two wins over the Townsville double header.

Regional Queensland recently enjoyed back-to-back weekends of Supercars action. Championship leader Shane van Gisbergen entered the rounds in fine form, securing two wins in Darwin.

Week one saw two races stretched over July 9 to 11. van Gisbergen stretched his advantage with yet another back-to-back round of maximum points.

Teammate Jamie Whincup was his closest contender over the weekend, with the two serving up one of the best multi-lap battles of the season in race two.

It was a perfect weekend for Red-Bull, with first and second finishes in both races. van Gisbergen reflected on an exhausting but incredibly successful weekend.

“It was a long tough race,” he said, “our cars were awesome but with this track, there’s no room for rest.”

Jamie Whincup was happy for the team result, but did seem disappointed to come out second best.

“There’s a part of me that’s a bit gutted, I led over 140 laps this weekend and didn’t get the chocolates. There’s 50 people at the team that don’t care who comes first or second.”

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The second weekend consisted of three sprint races. The dominant Red Bull weren’t as competitive in this new format as they were held off the top spot all round.

Cam Waters was lapped during the first week in Townsville, but these fortunes turned around in week two as he secured two wins.

Waters spoke of the team’s positive reaction to their week one form, and is now optimistic of his title chances.

“It’s a massive relief, last week we got lapped and that a real kick in the nuts. The car is totally different from what it did last week, the car made it a lot easier for me,” he said.

“It’s not over till it’s over [the title fight]. We’ve had a lot of rounds where we have been able to go head-to-head with Shane [van Gisbergen]”, he said.

Clearly one to never get complacent. van Gisbergen insists that he is still fully focused on achieving top of the podium results.

“I want to win every race,” he stated.

“Coming second is never that good, but when you do it after a battle like that, it’s pretty cool;”

The Supercars contingent will now take an extended break, returning for some night-time action later in the year in Perth on September 11.

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