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Dickies Sponsored Rider Josh Waters Impressively Consistent at Silverstone with Tyco Suzuki

Dickies Sponsored Rider Josh Waters Impressively Consistent at Silverstone with Tyco Suzuki

This past weekend saw the British Superbike Championship continue with it's 11th round at Silverstone. Dickies sponsored rider Josh Waters continued his rise as a British Superbike Champion as he placed in the top 6 with solid finishes in the weekend's races. Starting in the fourth row grid spot Waters managed to finish in 7th place in the opening race. He continued to fight his way through to the 5th place in his second race while his team mate, John Hopkins, had less luck.

Josh Waters said, 

If you had offered me a top five finish in the dry at the start of the season I would have been peaking, but where we are now I want podiums and I could see it right in front of me in that second race. I can’t fault the team or the GSX-R1000, it was superb today; the boys did a great job and my lap times were more consistent in race two. I’m pleased with top five but I want to keep making progress and we can hopefully push on again at Brands Hatch for the final round.”

Maurice Morton, sales and marketing director at Dickies said:

“That was another very satisfying pair of races from Josh Waters and he has now established himself as a consistent top 6 challenger. For the team it is very satisfying to have brought him to this point after a disappointing introduction to the British Superbike Championship last year. His recent performances have also proved the strength of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 package"

Team mate John Hopkins crashed out of the opening race and damaged his bike. During the sighting lap a crack was discovered in Hopkins' bike's oil cooler which forced him to sit out of race two. Due to selecting the incorrect tyres in the qualifying rounds, Hopkins was set to start the race from 16th place on the grid.

Hopkins added,

"I was determined to get the best start possible and make my way to the front in the early laps before the leaders cleared off, which was going to plan up until I lost the front under hard braking passing Westmoreland. Sadly that ended up being the end to yet another disappointing weekend after a mechanical issue left us unable to start Race two. No one was at fault, it was just a very unlucky issue that couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Regardless I’ve got to say a big thanks to the team and my mechanics for all the hard work and I honestly couldn’t be more determined to finishing out the year on a high at Brands in just under two weeks’ time.”

Morton comments on Hopkins' performance,

"For John it was another weekend where the potential promised so much and unfortunately we came away with nothing to show from the races. Taylor’s podium on Saturday was superb for everyone in the team and testament to the hard work both he and his family put into the sport, and his tenth place today doesn’t reflect the effort from the lad.”

Taylor Mackenzie followed up his debut British Supersport podium on Saturday with a fighting tenth place in Sunday’s 12-lap Supersport feature race.