MILDURA, Australia – official team release — Monster Energy photo —
Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA) has confirmed the graduation of Cameron Waters to its V8 Supercars Championship driver lineup for 2016, where the reigning Dunlop Series champion will be backed by leading energy drink brand Monster Energy.
Waters will drive the No. 6 Monster Energy PRA Ford in his maiden season in V8 Supercars’ top tier, sharing the garage with 2015 champion Mark Winterbottom — who also gains support from Monster for the 2016 season.
Alongside title partner Monster Energy under the Monster Energy Racing banner, Waters will also be supported by long-time sponsor ENZED, established PRA partners Castrol and Orrcon Steel, and new team partner A1 Office.
The 21-year-old is eager to get racing and build on his experience after claiming his and theteam’s maiden Dunlop Series title in 2015.
“It is really cool to confirm my plans for this season and to have Monster Energy come on board is amazing, I am really honoured such a big global supporter of motorsport is joining the team,” Waters said. “They are a super-cool brand and the opportunities we are going to have this year are pretty awesome. We’re going to have some fun and I look forward to meeting other Monster Energy athletes from around the world.
“I am also proud to be driving the No. 6 alongside Frosty,” Waters added. “He has a wealth of experience, and as a Bathurst winner and champion of our sport I am keen to work closely with him to assist my development. The last few years have all been working to getting to this position and while I am eager to start running at the front, I know it will take time to build into a rhythm. Our series has some of the world’s best touring car drivers and I am looking forward to the challenge of mixing it with them.”
Scott Tabe-Lewis, Monster Energy’s Oceania Marketing Director, welcomed Waters to the Monster athlete family.
“We are really excited to have Cameron Waters and Prodrive Racing join the Monster Energy team,” Tabe-Lewis said. “We’ve been watching him and the team for some time and seeing the success Cameron had last year, his attitude and the way he goes racing is something we were keen to be a part of as his star grows.”
“Prodrive Racing is the benchmark in many ways on and off the track so everyone at Monster Energy is looking forward to growing our relationship as the season unfolds.”
Prodrive Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards welcomed the support of the energy drink giant.
“We are all very pleased to have Monster Energy come onboard with Cameron, it is a great fit for our team and V8 Supercars as a whole,” Edwards said. “Monster Energy are masters of activation and content creation and we look forward to working with them on future projects off track while enjoying success on track as Cameron builds his experience in his rookie year.”
Waters will debut his new Monster Energy FG X Falcon at the 2016 V8 Supercars season-opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide, March 5-7.
CREDIT: Prodrive Racing Australia