TEKNO’s Will Davison has suffered from a pit lane penalty and a mechanical issue as a result of being run off track at the Phillip Island 500 for Round 3 of the Supercars Championship this weekend.
- Will finished 4th in Practice 1.
- Will finished P9 in Race 5.
PHILLIP ISLAND RECAP
Race 5 – P9
Davison qualified P17, and had a great start to the Race where he was able to avoid a series of out of control cars that had been sent across the track on Turn 1.
TEKNO was one of very few teams with good tyre life, managing to get through Race 5 without a failure.
Davison was in contention for a podium for most of the Race before a pit lane penalty for contact on Slade dropped him down the ranks.
Davison was able to recover from the penalty and finish the Race in P9.
Race 6 – DNF
Davison struggled in Qualifying on Sunday, reporting a lack of pace.
Qualifying P17 for a second time, Davison gained some positions on the start but was soon sent into the gravel on Turn 2 of the opening Lap.
Davison was clipped on the right and then the left, subsequently braking a drive belt meaning a return to the pits and retirement from Race 6.
“NOT THE WEEKEND WE NEEDED AFTER SUCH A BIG EFFORT FROM THE TEAM. WE LACKED QUALIFYING SPEED, I WAS PRETTY GUTTED ON SATURDAY BECAUSE WE HAD EVERYTHING WE NEEDED FOR A PODIUM RESULT BUT WE GOT TANGLED UP WITH SLADE AND GOT A PENALTY. A FIRST LAP COLLISION ON SUNDAY AFTER I WAS JUST TRYING TO GET THROUGH, I GOT CLIPPED ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT AND GOT SENT INTO THE GRAVEL. THIS WEEKEND WAS CHARACTER BUILDING TO SAY THE LEAST, I’VE WATCHED 4 OF THE FIRST 6 RACES FROM THE SIDELINE WHICH IS SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IN MY LIFE, BUT NOW WE JUST NEED TO GET BACK ON THE HORSE AND TURN IT AROUND.”
TEKNO will now prepare for Round 4 of the Supercars Championship at the Perth SuperSprint on May 05-07, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR Team Penske: 568 points
- 2 – Shane van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 561 points
- 3 – Chaz Mostert – Supercheap Auto Racing: 531 points
- 4 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 522 points
- 5 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR Team Penske: 471 points
- 24 – Will Davison – TEKNO Autosports: 150 points