Suzuki Takes 1-2 Finish at Phillip Island 8-Hour Endurance Race

team_suzukiTeam Suzuki took the two top spots at the end of the 8 Hour Australian Endurance Championship at Phillip Island this weekend.

Josh Waters, Troy Herfoss, and Rugden completed 279 laps (771 miles) around the Phillip Island circuit.

“My team mates were fantastic and we worked really well together,” Waters explained. “Everybody put in 100 percent and it was a great way to wrap up the 2011 season. It was good fun working with the other riders and I was lucky that I had team mates on my side who are fast and consistent.

“My experience in the Suzuka 8 Hours this year in Japan with Yoshimura Suzuki played a big part in my preparation for the race and I really enjoy endurance racing. It was definitely an advantage for me and I’m proud to win along with Team Suzuki.”

Waters led the Superbike team to a first place finish during the Phillip Island 8 Hour Endurance Race, while his brother, Brodie Waters led the Supersport effort to an impressive second place.

“We had a great weekend and I felt comfortable working alongside both Mitch and Ben on the team,” Waters said. “We pushed hard at the start and then settled into a rhythm, which is important in endurance racing. It is a great reward to win the Supersport class for Suzuki and go 1-2 outright.”

Cube Racing and Bridgestone Endurance, also aboard Suzuki machines, took the third and fourth place spots.

Team Suzuki will return to action in February when the Australian Superbike Championship kicks off alongisde the World Superbike series at Phillip Island on February 24th.

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