Brodie Waters wins on debut Prostock Race

Written by: Alex Gobert


Team Suzuki rider Brodie Waters celebrated his 19th birthday in the best way possible by claiming pole position, overall victory and a new lap record aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000 in his Prostock debut at Perth’s Barbagallo Raceway last weekend.

Waters, competing in the Prostock Challenge run in conjunction with the Australian Superbike Championship class, won both 15-lap races at a circuit he’d never raced at before, giving the Team Suzuki GSX-R1000 a debut win in the category and Waters a first-up win at the circuit.

“Two race wins and pole position is a great result for first time on the new bike at a circuit I’ve never raced at before,” the Supersport regular said.

“We didn’t get a chance to do any testing beforehand with the Prostock GSX-R1000, but the bike was great straight out of the box. I’m looking forward to the rest of the ‘two-plus-four’ meetings at tracks I’ve raced at previously.

“The Barbagallo circuit is awesome – technical in the first part and then two long straights.”

Team Suzuki manager Phil Tainton was pleased with Waters’ progress in his first time aboard the 1000.

“It’s been a great weekend for Brodie in the Prostock class with the round win, pole position and a new lap record,” Tainton said. “We didn’t get an opportunity to test before this meeting, so it shows how good the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is straight out of the crate.”

The Australian Superbike Championship next heads to Queensland Raceway at Ipswich on 3-5 June for round five in the eight-round series.