TEKNO’s Will Davison departs Newcastle with top ten results, completing his 2017 Supercars Championship campaign in 15th Overall.
Race 25 – Position 9
Newcastle delivered an equally beautiful and challenging circuit for our Supercar teams.
Team TEKNO approached the new track with a pacey setup straight out of the team’s transporter, allowing Davison to earn P7 in qualifying for the inaugural Newcastle 500 race.
Race 25 saw Davison make an impressive start against a strong field.
Strategy combined with defensive driving meant car 19 was in contention for a podium position before an ill-timed Safety Car arose creating a double stack scenario behind garage mate Lowndes in Pit Lane.
Although valuable time was lost in pit lane, Davison was able to recover his race and fight through the field to finish P9.
Race 26 – Position 9
Davison committed to finding circuit limits in qualifying for Sunday’s race finishing P11 and narrowly missing out on the Top Ten Shootout.
Another successful race start kept car 19 clear of damage, competing inside the Top Ten for the majority of the race.
The tight 2.6km Newcastle circuit offers little passing opportunities and with the Championship flag in sight focus was on a clean race.
Davison held position completing the final race of the year in P9 and closing the Supercars Championship in 15th.
“A pretty solid weekend, backed Saturday’s result up with a good qualifying Sunday and the car felt really good. This new circuit is absolutely insane and we’ve had good races. It’s physical and hot but we’ve kept the car straight and finished with two top tens.” – Will Davison
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 3042 points
- 2 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR Team Penske: 3021 points
- 3 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR Team Penske: 2812 points
- 15 – Will Davison – TEKNO Autosports: 1659 points