He was awarded the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for his efforts in 2016 and while Cameron Waters was pleased with his first season in Supercars, he was a touch disappointed he couldn’t crack the elusive podium.
Finishing 19th in the championship, Waters answered Supercars.com’s quick questions on the year that was as he looks to build on the result in 2017.
1. What was your best race?
I think finishing fourth at Bathurst was pretty damn cool, we nearly got on that podium. The other one was Townsville when JC and I were coming back through the field on good tyres.
2. Most disappointing race?
I guess the last Sydney race – we were on for probably the top 10 pretty easily, the car wasn’t too bad, but I made a little mistake and crashed. Finishing like that was pretty disappointing.
3. Best on-track battle?
Probably Tasmania when I was racing Frosty, that was pretty cool. Our cars were pretty similar, I was pushing to get past him and then I think Brighty came into it and passed us both. That was a bit of fun.
4. Best off-track memory or experience?
I think going to Fiji with Monster Energy was pretty cool this year. I went over there for a conference with Monster, JC was there as well. That was a pretty cool trip.
5. Best performance by another driver?
Obviously what Shane did this year was pretty cool, he did a stellar job all year, so he probably should get that.
6. What was your goal at the start of the season and how did that play out?
I guess the goal was to get a podium and get in the top 10 as fast as I could. Nearly got that podium a couple of times and a few top 10s as well, so we were thereabouts – a little bit off – but that’s ok.
7. What was the team’s biggest achievement for the year?
We won a few races this year, and there were a few crashes but it all came together – the team fixed the cars. We’ve got a good bunch of guys and girls at Prodrive always working no matter what, no matter how we’re going, so pretty happy with how they went about their business, I guess.
8. What was the biggest news story of the year?
I think Ludo (Lacroix, technical director) leaving Triple Eight was pretty big news.
9. Who do you think will improve the most in 2017?
Prodrive Racing Australia!
10. What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
Just building on what we learnt this year. The change of tyre construction is going to be really cool and spice it all up. I’m really looking forward to getting on that, it’ll be a bit different. It’ll change it up a lot I think and it’ll be cool to see who works it out the quickest as well.