Josh Waters – Where to for season 2016?
With various teams announcing their plans for BSB 2016, one of the the obvious questions remaining is what is happening for Josh Waters in season 2016?
BSB 2015 did not go to plan for Mildura’s Josh Waters and the 28-year-old is now back in Australia exploring options for season 2016.
“Season 2015 obviously didn’t quite work out how I expected. After a promising start with Tyco Suzuki in 2014, I thought the results would improve further in season 2015.
“But how it turned out the results were more disappointing this season than the last. In 2014 I won two races and for the latter half the season was consistently inside the top ten.
“This season, however, the set-up of the bike was very much different to all the previous and more successful years that I have spent onboard GSX-R1000s.
“I just couldn’t get confident with the feeling of the motorcycle, which made things very difficult and there just never seemed to be any light at the end of the tunnel. But it certainly wasn’t through no lack of trying.
“So I headed back to Australia in time for the World Speedway Championship round in Melbourne, speedway is still one of my first loves.
“At the moment, in regards to season 2016, I am exploring opportunities predominantly in Asia.
“I still have a lot of contacts that hold me in high regard in Japan, and elsewhere throughout Asia, so perhaps some options might open up there.
“I’ve been keeping an eye on the Australian domestic scene from afar, watching the YouTube videos you have been posting Trev.
“I can’t see anything for me here in Australia in the first half of 2015, as all the good seats are sorted here already.
“Being a long time Suzuki rider, their new GSX-R1000 won’t be here until later next year.
“Fingers crossed something might crop up for the newly announced Summer Series that is being promoted by Troy Bayliss late in 2016.
“But for now my best chances of being onboard a Superbike next year rests with perhaps some opportunities that might crop up in Japan.
“That is unless any other opportunities crop up between now and next year that might take me in a different direction.”