TEKNO’s Will Davison turns this past weekend’s Auckland SuperSprint into a points haul and battle of determination.
Race 23 – Position 12
Auckland SuperSprint was yet another wet event causing havoc for racers.
Saturdays Race Qualifying session was cancelled due to the wet weather and the practice lap times from Friday were used to set the grid, focusing Friday’s practice session on race car set up instead of chasing outright speed, Will started P21 in Saturdays race.
The teams successful pit stop strategy meant Davison moved into P14. Despite a majority of the final laps operating under Safety Car Will progressed into P12 before the conclusion of the race.
The Woodstock Bourbon Driver was happy to secure some valuable points towards his Championship campaign and bring home a clean car.
Race 24 – Position 23
Davison qualified P17 for Pukekohe’s final race on Sunday, the team made a great start to the race gaining track advantage. In lap 1 a racing incident compressed the field and resulted in rear end damage to the TEKNO Commodore by driver James Courtney.
The resulting damage forced Davison to the back of the field where he nursed the Number 19 Commodore to the end of the Race with a damaged rear and broken rear wing.
Despite the damage, Davison completed the race and finished P23.
Davison remains 15th in the Supercars Championship Standings, with two races remaining.
“Harrowingly after a great start I got caught in the incident with the PRA cars. I avoided Mostert who was backwards and then was hit very hard from behind by Courtney which heavily damaged the car’s rear end and broke the rear wing. It was a long 70 laps with no rear wing but I was determined to get it to the finish line.” – Will Davison
Davison will now prepare for Round 14 of the Supercars Championship at the Newcastle 500 on November 24 – 26, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 2850 points
- 2 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR Team Penske: 2820 points
- 3 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR Team Penske: 2674 points
- 4 – Chaz Mostert – Supercheap Auto Racing: 2586 points
- 5 – Shane Van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 2574 points
- 15 – Will Davison – Tekno Autosports: 1492 points