Waters: no mistakes this year

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 01/03/2015
  • By V8 Supercars

2014 runner-up Cameron Waters has vowed not to repeat last year's mistakes as he attempts to go one better in the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series this year.

The Team ENZED pilot kicked off his 2015 Dunlop Series campaign successfully this weekend, beating defending Champion Paul Dumbrell to claim the first win of the season on Saturday, while coming a close second to Dumbrell in yesterday's 18-lapper.

While last season was a breakout year for the 19-year-old - securing his first round win alongside two race wins and the Dunlop Series ARMOR ALL Pole Award - a number of overzealous moves hindered his title campaign - something which won't be repeated this year, he said.

"I came second [in the series] last year, but that was probably because of my mistakes," Waters said.

"This year, I'm thinking about the bigger picture and making sure I finish races.

"You can be aggressive but you just need to pick your moments for when you are going to pass and stuff and make sure there is no contact and make sure you're not going to get pit lane penalties.

"That's what lost me the Championship last year, so I'm going to try not to do it this year and if I am going to pass, I'll make sure I do it cleanly."

While Waters and Dumbrell were locked in a spirited battle to the chequered flag in race two, Aaren Russell steered his Plus Fitness Falcon from sixth place to seal his third career round-podium.

The Novocastrian driver - who enters his sixth year contesting in the series - said his third place finish at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide was indicative of the Queensland-based team continuing it's successful momentum from their standout season last year.

"From the start of the weekend to how we ended up now, it's just such a vast contrast," he said.

"We struggled early - we blew a clutch in qualifying which put us back in twelfth and to end up third, well what a result!

"The guys have worked so hard and we have worked so hard and the confidence from last year has made everyone believe we deserve to be here and... we can still do this week in, week out."

The V8 Supercars Dunlop Series continues at the next stop on the calendar, the Perth SuperSprint, May 1-3.

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