Waters to Fill in for Injured Blake Young

Team Suzuki Press Office

Reigning Australian Superbike Champion Josh Waters will race at the sixth and seventh rounds of the AMA Pro American Superbike Championship for Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki.

After a test at Barber Motorsports Park in mid June, where he clocked the fourth fastest time, the young Victorian has received the call up to fill in for an injured Blake Young.

Waters will compete at Mid-Ohio on July 16 - 18 and Laguna Seca on July 23 - 25, accompanied by Team Suzuki Manager Phil Tainton.

Said Waters: "Firstly I would like to wish Blake a speedy recovery.

"When I got the call up I was blown away that the team thought of me to fill in. I know it's not going to be easy as the next two tracks are quite hard, but I know I have the best team behind me. I also want to thank my Team Manager Phil Tainton for coming with me!"

Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia was equally excited about the call up for the Suzuki Superbike young gun.

"We're really happy that the American Suzuki factory superbike team has requested that Josh come across for these two races" he said.

Waters to Fill in for Injured Blake Young