Prodrive Racing (Australia) has consolidated its driver line-up with the announcement 2015 Super2 Champion Cameron Waters has signed a new deal which will see him race with the team until at least the end of the decade.
Waters, driving the #6 Monster Energy PRA Ford, is enjoying a breakout year and has earned his extension following a significant performance uplift in his second full season in the main series.
The new deal leaves Waters free to concentrate on further developing his standing in the championship.
The 23-year-old is very pleased to sign a fresh two-year deal which will see him drive for the team until at least the end of the 2019 Supercars season.
“I am really pumped to re-sign with the team. In the last four-years we’ve won a title together, stepped up to the main series, and although it was tough last year, we’ve made the most of it this year and built a platform for the years ahead,” Waters said.
“It is also good to get the deal done nice and early and lock it away. It shows the strength of the relationship. The new deal confirms the team like how I am performing and we all plan to keep moving forward together and getting a few wins is definitely on the cards.
“I am also working really well with my engineer Brad. Our relationship is strengthening and we are gradually getting the car to where I need it to be. He has been a key part of my step forward and I am excited to see where we can get to.
“It has also been great to work with Monster Energy. They came onboard when I stepped up and I’ve loved working with them. We went through the tough times last year and now we are getting better results I want to continue working with them well into the future.”
Following a challenging rookie year in 2016 the Mildura-native worked on a number of key performance areas which Prodrive Racing Team Principal, Tim Edwards believes highlights Waters commitment to a long-term future in the sport.
“It is with great satisfaction we announce a new deal with Cam which will see him with the team for at least the end of 2019,” Edwards said.
“Cam is another graduate of our very successful Super2 series driver program and seeing him succeed validates what we are doing and encourages us to continue fostering new talent next year and beyond.
“Like Chaz, he has grown up with the team and while he suffered a tough rookie year last year, that only served to motivate him further. The work he has put in, in and out of the car since has been a real credit to him and ultimately has led to the new deal.
“He is a much more polished athlete all round this year and it is largely down to Cam realising the areas he needed to improve and going out and working with the right people to help him make the necessary improvements.
“We expect Cam to continue to make inroads in all areas of being a professional racing driver. He has a great sponsor in Monster Energy, a strong support network and everyone at the team really enjoys working with him so we are looking forward to a very bright future together.”
Waters will pair with fellow young gun Richie Stanaway for the upcoming Enduro Cup starting with the Sandown 500 in mid-September.