Waters, De Pasquale shrug off contact

30 Jul 2022
'I thought I’d return serve and give it back to him'
2 mins by James Pavey

Cam Waters and Anton De Pasquale share no ill feelings over their mid-race clash on Saturday.

Waters and De Pasquale disputed track position after the former stopped on lap 10.

Will Davison cleared Waters thanks to an undercut, and De Pasquale attempted to do the same.

A racy De Pasquale nudged Waters through Turn 1, and Waters responded in kind.

De Pasquale later lost a position to Brodie Kostecki as he attacked Zak Best.

Chaz Mostert rejoined between Waters and Best when he stopped on lap 14.

A heavy Turn 1 lock-up consigned Waters to attack from Mostert, who took third.

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De Pasquale, meanwhile, plummeted to ninth by race’s end.

It helped race winner Shane van Gisbergen extend his championship lead over De Pasquale to 323 points.

Speaking after the race, Waters said he had no issue with the contact.

“Anton got up onto the kerb and got into my door really hard,” Waters said.

“I thought I’d return serve and give it back to him.


“We had a good race, it was fun racing like that.”

On the lock-up, Waters added it “100 per cent” affected his race.

“I wasn’t sure if there was something on the road, or I broke on the line,” he said.

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“I had a massive flat spot after that, the car was shaking crazy.

“I couldn’t turn anywhere, I thought it was going to blow a tyre.

“I was lucky to get to the end there.”

De Pasquale lamented being unable to clear Waters, with Davison racing to second.

“Just need to be up a little bit further on him,” De Pasquale said of Waters.

“We would have been in clean air for the rest of the race.

“I was stuck in that ‘people rejoining’ train.

“We got caught out in that a few times."

Cars will return to the track on Sunday for dual ARMOR ALL Qualifying sessions at 9:35am local time.

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