Runaway Dunlop Series leader Cameron Waters says he is ready and waiting for an opportunity to jump into a full-time V8 Supercars seat.
Just days ago, Prodrive Racing Australia team manager Tim Edwards came out and said that his young protege is showing signs that he’s ready for a full-time seat in the main game as soon as one becomes available.
Waters, who will drive share one of the main Prodrive cars with Chaz Mostert at the three endurance races later this year, agrees that he is driving well enough to get the job done at the top level if and when he has the chance.
“I’d like to think I am [ready],” he said.
“I’m beating Paul [Dumbrell], who’s been in the Dunlop Series and the main series, and he’s won races in the main series.
“I think I’m driving as well as I can. And I’m always trying to improve myself, which is the main thing you have to do.
“Hopefully I’m ready; time will tell.”
Waters isn’t just being backed by his boss, but also his Dunlop Series rivals.
One of Waters’ closest competitors in the second-tier series is former main gamer Andrew Jones, and he agrees that Waters is good enough to cut it in the premier class.
“He’s poled at the last three rounds, and won the last six races on the trot,” said Jones, a former development series title winner in his own right.
“You can’t argue with that, can you? In my world, our car is as good as its been in this game, I feel like I’m driving it as well as I can, and we’re not even matching him. I think he’s doing a brilliant job.
“The call up that he’s got to drive with Chaz [for the enduros] speaks louder than anything I can say. He’s pushing and driving that car very well.”
Waters has won seven of the eight Dunlop Series races so far this season, and is currently 118 points clear of Dumbrell in second.