TEKNO’s Will Davison has finished just outside the Top Ten in both Races at the Sydney SuperSprint for Round 9 of the Supercars Championship this weekend.
- Will finished Practice 1 in P9.
- Will finished Race 18 in P12.
Race 17 – Position 13
Davison debuted the Lightning McQueen livery to great fanfare, especially amongst the younger crowd members, qualifying P14 in the process.
On the opening lap of the Race Davison was spun at the first corner by James Courtney and had to rejoin the Race in P26.
Strong strategy, stellar driving and a great Pit Stop meant Davison was able to fly through the field to finish P13 in the short 31 Lap Race.
Race 18 – Position 12
Davison qualified 16th for SMP’s final Race, but was penalised to start in P21 for blocking Alex Davison from LDM in the Qualifying session.
The chaotic Race served an early Safety Car that damaged the team’s strategy, but Davison rejoined the field in P22 following his final pit-stop and was able to work his way into P12 by the conclusion of the Race.
Davison was happy with his Race times but believes the Qualifying speed is still lacking.
“There are some positives to take out and some glimpses of potential this weekend. Our times were quite strong but we couldn’t quite nail Qualifying, both our Races were quite good. Safety car destroyed our Race today but we still fought back in the end with a pretty quick car and salvaged a good result.”
Davison will now prepare for Round 10 of the Supercars Championship at the Sandown 500 on September 15-17, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR Team Penske: 2058 points
2 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 2046 points
3 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR Team Penske: 1951 points
4 – Shane Van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 1800 points
5 – Chaz Mostert – Supercheap Auto Racing: 1794 points
16 – Will Davison: TEKNO Autosports – 1014 points