Cameron Waters has unveiled his 2017 Monster Energy Racing beast in true Monster Energy style prior to this weekend’s Clipsal 500.
The wraps were pulled off the new beast in a pit lane party at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit.
"I am pumped to be representing Monster Energy again this year and having a really good crack at this championship," he said. "There are quite a few differences to work with this year but I've spent a lot of time in the off-season preparing for it so I'm well and truly ready to get racing now. We learnt heaps at the test day last week. We had a few wrinkles to iron out with the car but that's what the test days are for. With that done we're ready to give Clipsal a real go and try and beat our result from last year."
Having already completed his pre-season test day at Sydney Motorsport Park, Waters holds high expectations for his second full-time season, in which he will be joined by co-driver Richie Stanaway for the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
"It'll be awesome to work with Richie in the enduros this year. He has so much experience and really brings a lot to the team in terms of knowledge so I'm looking forward to working with him."
Stanaway, whose standout performances at the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 last year saw him gain the attention of pit lane, is confident he and his team-mate can get on the podium during the three long-distance races.
"Being here and working with Prodrive Racing again for the second consecutive year is awesome. My experience last year was pretty surreal, particularly at Bathurst, but with more time in these cars I think I can push the bar higher again,' said the 25-year-old Kiwi. "Working with Cam and the Monster Energy squad this year is a fantastic opportunity. Cam's a great driver and had a great run at Bathurst last year so I am confident that as a pairing we'll be able to challenge the rest of the guys in these big races."