After a long four week break the Tekno Autospotrs crew headed down the east coast for the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint. The ninth round of the Championship held at Sydney Motorsport Park proved to be one of the toughest weekends of the year with driver, Will Davison scoring just 69 championship points.
“The car’s been competitive all year it’s just not making much sense this weekend. I’m sure we’ll find something so it’s often times like this, instead of dropping your shoulders you gotta lift, work as a team and work even harder, we’ll come back firing.” Will Davison said post-Race 19.
Qualifying for Race 18 saw Will Davison record a time 1:29.5961 to be 13th fastest in the session.
Starting off the 7th row, the Darrell Lea STIX Commodore got off to a reasonable start gaining one position on the opening lap. Davison then toured the pit lane on lap 13 from P16 for fuel and tyres. The #19 re-joined the racetrack in P24 and gradually moved up the timing board as the rest of the field headed for the pit lane for their compulsory stop. The Darrell Lea STIX Commodore took the chequered flag in P21 after 31 laps.
Qualifying for Race 19 kicked off the final day of the weekend which saw the Darrell Lea STIX Commodore slotting into P19.
“To be honest it’s been a really hard weekend, not through lack of effort. The crew put in a massive effort, particular last night [Saturday night]. We changed setup of the car absolutely massively and checked the car over in great detail because it’s not just behaving the same in the last two events, Queensland Raceway and here [Sydney Motorsport Park].
“Unfortunately we made a lot of changes that didn’t make any in rows in qualifying.” said Will Davison.
It was an encouraging start for Will Davison in Race 19, making up 5 positions early on but unfortunately a fuel issue on lap 12 hindered a solid result.
The #19 Darrell Lea STIX Commodore ran out of fuel on lap 12 after a miscalculation in fuel drop was made. Davison was scheduled to tour the pit lane on lap 13 for his first pit stop of the race.
After having to be pushed down pit lane into his pit bay to receive his first service for the day, Davison re-join the racetrack 1.5 laps behind the leader where he would finish in P26.
“I don’t think it’s indicative of our team or me. This weekend is something else going on that we will find.
“We got a test day coming up that’s going to be really good, we can pull the car apart check all the components on it at the moment, I’m sure somethings not the same as it’s been.
“It was much better in the race, we were on for a much better race than yesterday. On the first lap I knew straight away I knew I was more competitive than yesterday, I was enjoying it to be honest, I was moving forward, it was looking after its tyres and we were picking off cars one by one. Certainly think we could have sneaked into the top-10 today.” said Will Davison.
Will Davison currently sits in P6 with 1554 points after 19 races of the Championship.
Team owner Jonathon Webb will pair up with Will Davison for the first round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 on 16-18 September.