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Officials review Waters move after WAU request

Supercars
18 May
Cam Waters will keep his podium from the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint opener
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  • Cam Waters keeps podium after investigation

  • Waters passed Ryan Wood on back straight for third

  • WAU requested investigation after Waters ran off while defending

Cam Waters will keep his podium from the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint opener, following a post-race investigation into his last-lap run-in with Ryan Wood.

Tickford Racing star Waters scored his first podium of the season after a last-lap overtake on Walkinshaw Andretti United rookie Wood.

Waters passed Wood down the back straight, but was forced to defend into the final corner. The #6 Monster Energy Ford ran wide and over the kerb, and clinched the place.

In the post-race stewards report, it was revealed that WAU requested an investigation into Waters, who went outside track limits at Turn 7 as he defended from Wood.

Waters steals third from Wood at the final corner

The report reads: "Request for Investigation received from WAU Racing into the Incident at Turn 7 on Lap 55 involving Cars 2 and 6.”

The report also states: "The Incident involving contact between Cars 2 and 6 at Turn 7 on Lap 55,” highlighting that Waters and Wood came together into Turn 7 as the former defended position.

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According to stewards, “The DRD reviewed the … Incidents during the Race and determined that they did not warrant referral to the Stewards as the available video evidence was insufficient to establish any breach of the Rules."

Waters moved from 15th from eighth in the championship with the podium, his first since his won the first race of last year's VAILO Adelaide 500.

The Tickford Racing driver hailed Wood, saying post-race: “I had an awesome battle with him. I was catching him pretty quick; I just wanted to make sure I had some tyre left for him when I got to him.

“He was trying as hard as he could and holding on to it. I could see he had no grip left. But, we had an awesome battle and he also showed a heap of respect as well.

“Knowing where the cars are around you at certain times is kind of what the younger guys struggle with, but I felt like I was racing someone that's been racing for years. So, a lot of respect for his performance today.”

Supercars will return to the track on Sunday for the short Practice 3 at 9:40am AWST/11:40am AEST, followed by knockout Boost Mobile Qualifying at 12:00pm AWST/2:00pm AEST.

The second 55-lap race of the weekend, Race 10, will commence at 3:45pm AWST/5:45pm AEST. International viewers can follow all the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint action on Superview.

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