Waters: Drivers' Driver honour 'absolutely awesome'

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 06/12/2022
  • By James Pavey

A second Drivers’ Driver award has proven “absolutely awesome” for 2022 winner Cam Waters.

The Tickford Racing spearhead was revealed as this year’s Drivers’ Driver at the 2022 Supercars Gala Awards.

Waters accepted the honour at Monday’s awards ceremony at the Adelaide Oval.

The 28-year-old finished runner-up to champion Shane van Gisbergen, who accepted the series trophy.

Van Gisbergen and Waters are the only multiple winners of the Drivers' Driver, which was first awarded in 2015.

Waters claimed three wins and a season-high 10 ARMOR ALL Pole Positions.

He claimed a third straight Bathurst podium, a second Bathurst pole and claimed wins at Winton and Darwin.

The Drivers’ Driver is voted on by the drivers, and recognises ‘outstanding conduct’ over the course of a season.

“It’s the second time I’ve won this and it’s absolutely awesome,” he said.

"I need to thank all the drivers that voted for me.

"The drivers that didn’t, it’s probably because I ran into you through the year.

“Not because I meant it — I just probably wanted the corner a little bit more than you did. So, sorry about that.

"I need to thank my whole team, Tickford Racing.

“They’ve given me an amazing car this year and let me do what I can do, so thank you.”

Waters also congratulated van Gisbergen and his Red Bull Ampol Racing team

He also praised former teammate Lee Holdsworth, who was an emotional winner of the Barry Sheene Medal.

Craig Lowndes and Tim Schenken were announced as the latest inductees into the Supercars Hall of Fame.

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will commence in Newcastle next March.

Tickets are on sale on Supercars.com and Ticketek.com.

Supercars Drivers’ Driver

2015: Lee Holdsworth
2016: Shane van Gisbergen
2017: Jamie Whincup
2018: David Reynolds
2019: Scott McLaughlin
2020: Cam Waters
2021: Shane van Gisbergen
2022: Cam Waters

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