It's been a case of so close yet so far for Cameron Waters for two Supercars Championship seasons now.
Last year, Waters finished as championship runner-up and placed second at the Bathurst 1000.
He was again second in the 2021 edition of the Great Race, in a season where he took three impressive race wins including probably the drive of his life to fend off Shane van Gisbergen at Townsville.
Tasmania also proved frustrating earlier in the year, poor tyre life preventing Waters from converting any of his three front-row starts into a podium.
He nonetheless remains adamant that a championship campaign is within reach as soon as next year.
“Definitely we're not far away from being able to properly challenge for a championship,” Waters told Speedcafe.com.
“There's circuits where we're extremely strong and then there's circuits like Tassie and SMP where we struggle.
“As a team, we're working super hard to work out what that is.
“I think it will just click. I don't think it's going to be just one thing, I think it will be a few little things which will all add up and it will all come together.”