The 2010 Australian 600cc Superstock champion put a lot of work and effort in during the off season including the implementation of a more vigorous fitness schedule and the hard work is paying off.
Walters qualified his Rover Coaches/Kawasaki Connection Ninja ZX-10R in number 1 position setting a new Pro Stock qualifying record in the process.
In the first race, Walters rode well to be the first Pro Stock bike across the line followed by two other Ninja ZX-10R’s (Dustin Goldsmith & Phil Lovett) to give Kawasaki a clean sweep of the race for the class.
Walters backed up his race one victory with another win in the second race. Walters was so competitive on board his Pro Stock Ninja ZX-10R, he was only 3 seconds behind the 4th placed Superbike of Glenn Scott. Fellow Kawasaki rider Dustin Goldsmith took 3rd place overall for the round in the Pro Stock class with 2-3 results.
In what turned out to be a very promising weekend for Matt Walters, the Kawasaki rider not only came away with a maximum points haul for the round, he also twice beat his own lap record set during qualifying on the newly re-surfaced Phillip Island track. Walters broke the lap record in the first race, then again in the second race clocking a best of 1:34:858.
Matt Walters say’s, “It was certainly a successful weekend for us. Everything went to plan. I felt good on the bike, I felt fit and strong and the bike was fast. I’m very optimistic heading into the 2013 racing season. I just can’t wait for the first round of the Formula Xtreme series. I’d like to thank Aaron from Rover Coaches, Bell Helmets, RST Leathers, Alpinestars and Kawasaki.”
Matt Walters will now focus on the opening round of the Australian Formula Xtreme series at Sydney Motorsports Park this weekend.
In the Supersport class, Kawasaki supported rider Michael Lockart managed a 5th place finish in Race 2 on board his Ninja ZX-6R. He came away with 7th place overall with 5-9 results. Aaron Gobert finished in 6th overall on his ZX-6R with 6-8 finishes and Mackay Kawasaki’s Luke Burgess finished in 11th.