Josh Waters, the 2009 Australian Superbike Champion, will race a Yoshimura Suzuki in the opening round of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island, February 25 -27.Yoshimura Japan President Fujio Yoshimura handpicked Waters to represent the team at the World Superbike opener.
"We are extremely excited to have Josh on board," said Yoshimura. "He is a very talented rider and we look forward to seeing what he can do at his home track."Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia was equally excited about the Yoshimura opportunity for the Suzuki Superbike young gun."We're really happy that the Yoshimura Racing Team has asked Josh to race at the Phillip Island World Superbike round," he said. "2010 was a challenging year for Josh, but he showed what he is capable of by returning from injury to take a race win at the MotoGP superbike support race. His opportunity with Yoshimura now lets him showcase his talent on the world stage and I can't wait to see him race."In addition to his involvement with the Yoshimura Racing Team, Waters will continue as part of Team Suzuki competing in selected Australian Superbike rounds, according to Suzuki Australia.