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The piece of Bathurst history Waters would rather avoid

CAM Waters heads to this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 as one of the undoubted favourites in the #6 Monster Energy Tickford Mustang.

He’s paired again with James Moffat after the duo finished second in last year’s race and Waters currently sits second in the championship, 525 points behind Shane van Gisbergen.

Should Waters finish second again in this year’s race he’ll write himself into a unique place of ‘Great Race’ history at Mount Panorama – by becoming the first driver to finish second three times in a row.

Waters also finished runner-up in the 2020 race with Will Davison as his co-driver.

The last drivers to finish second two years in a row prior to Waters were Scott Pye and Warren Luff in 2017 and 2018.

Kiwi Jason Richards did it in 2008 (with Greg Murphy and Tasman) and 2009 (with Cam McConville and Brad Jones Racing), while FPR duo Craig Lowndes and Glenn Seton were runners-up two years in a row in 2003 and 2004.

Steve Richards was second in two races in a row (1997 Primus 1000 Classic for V8 Supercars and then the 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 for Super Tourers), as was John Bowe across 1987 (with Glenn Seton in a Nissan) and 1988 (with Dick Johnson and John Smith in a Sierra).

Cam Waters on the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000 podium. Photo: Nathan Wong.

Larry Perkins and Peter Janson were runners-up two years in a row in 1979 and 1980 and Bruce McPhee ran home second in Falcons in 1969 and 1970.

Waters is making his 11th Bathurst 1000 appearance and is set to make his 10th Bathurst 1000 start given he missed the 2015 race in the wake of Chaz Mostert’s nasty qualifying crash.

This year marks the first time that he’s ever had a repeat co-driver, Moffat, after sharing with 10 different drivers across his previous 10 Bathurst 1000 attempts.

Waters debuted as the Shannons Supercar Showdown TV show winner in 2011 and shared a Shannons Mars Commodore with Grant Denyer.

Since then, he’s been paired with Jesse Dixon, Jack Perkins, Mostert, Jack Le Brocq, Richie Stanaway, David Russell, Michael Caruso, Davison and Moffat.

The Repco Bathurst 1000 will run from October 6-9 at Mount Panorama.

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