After beating out Shane van Gisbergen in a nailbiting finish to the first race of the Winton SuperSprint, Cameron Waters started brilliantly from pole in the first of Sunday’s two 36-lap races.
But an undercut from van Gisbergen – and a superb pit stop – saw him overtake Waters soon after the Monster Energy driver emerged from the pits on lap 17 in a brilliant manouevre on turn three.
Van Gisbergen didn’t look back, surging to his second career win at Winton and his 150th career podium, as he continues to build his championship lead. Behind him and Waters was David Reynolds.
“He got us yesterday, but got him back today! I’m sure it’ll be good this afternoon,” van Gisbergen exclaimed.
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Waters said: “I thought he’s going to try go the outside and he criss-crossed me. He caught me a bit off guard… he was much faster in that one.
“One more to go, hopefully we can get another one. Hopefully we can beat him in the next one!”
Waters will again start on pole for the third and final 36-lap race of the weekend with SVG alongside him on the front row.
Waters’ Saturday win was his first victory at Winton, and Tickford Racing’s first at the circuit since 2015.
It was also Waters’ first win since Townsville 2021, and his sixth career win, and was described in commentary by Mark Skaife as a “big breakthrough”.
“This win is really, really special. I want to dedicate the win to my nanna, who I lost around Easter weekend,” Waters said.
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