British Superbikes: Halsall sign Australian star Josh Waters
Last Updated: 30/09/13 1:10pm
Josh Waters (r) is welcomed to Halsall Racing by team boss Martin Halsall
Halsall Racing Team have signed Double Australian Superbike champion Josh Waters for the final two rounds of the British Superbike Championship season.
Waters will race at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, with a view to possibly extending the agreement next season.
"Josh is a rider who comes with a very strong racing pedigree having secured two Australian Superbike titles," said team owner Martin Halsall.
"His recent performance at the Le Mans twenty-four hour demonstrated his capability further and he could have easily gone on to a podium had the team not suffered mechanical issue.
"Since our ride became available, there have been a number of approaches which I have assessed carefully. I had only come to know Josh in recent months and very much liked what he was about.
"I believe with a strong team behind him and the performance of the Kawasaki which we have shown to be a leading contender, I wanted to give Josh an option for the remaining rounds, with a view to extending for next season also.
"We will evaluate that position fully after Brands and see whether it is something which can be agreed between both parties.
"I will sit down with Josh at the appropriate time when it is good for both of us. For now, the focus for the team and Josh is on the rounds at Silverstone and Brands Hatch."
Waters himself is excited by the chance to impress during his brief stint.
"I am really grateful for the opportunity that Martin has given me to ride the Kawasaki for the remaining two rounds of the season," he said.
"Martin has produced a bike capable of running at the front and winning the championship next season. The rest is down to me and I am determined to make this work."