Bio

Racing is in Will Davison’s blood. Following on from his late grandfather Lex Davison (who won the Australian Grand Prix on four occasions in the 1950s and 60s), his champion winning father Richard and his elder brother Alex, Davison has an inbuilt passion for racing.

 

Davo, as he is affectionately called by his friends, began racing go karts competitively aged 12. Between 1995 and 1999 Davison claimed over 20 major karting titles. Davison knew his desire to be a professional racing driver from an early age, but didn’t get serious until 2000 when he made the move into Formula Ford. He won the Victorian Formula Ford state title on debut, then easily won the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2001, taking 12 wins and 5 runner-up positions in the 17 race series.

 

In 2002, aged 19, Davison ventured overseas and entered into the highly competitive British Formula Renault Championship taking out fourth place in the series. Progressing through key open wheeler categories, 2003 and 2004 saw Davison racing in the British Formula Three Championship.

 

In November 2004 Davison lived a childhood dream, driving a Minardi Formula One car at the Misano circuit in Italy. With no circuit experience and limited laps Davison was significantly faster than Minardi’s then full-time drivers.

 

During 2004 Davison had his initial V8 Supercars experience tackling both Sandown and Bathurst. Although both resulted in DNFs, the potential of Davison shone through. Davison took on the role of DJR endurance driver in April 2005 and drove the HPDC race at Queensland raceway in July. He paired up with Steve Johnson for the season’s two major endurance races, and although he was involved in an incident at the top of MountPanorama, Davison’s obvious talent was evident.

 

By mid-November, 2005 Davison was issued a full-time seat in the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship, driving the number 18 Ford. In 2006 Davison was plagued by technical difficulties, resulting in a 19th position finish in the championship.

 

In 2007, Davison finished tenth overall in the Championship and halved that in 2008, finishing an impressive fifth in the points chase.  More importantly, he won his first V8 Supercar race and round, at Eastern Creek early in the season.

 

Will’s first year with the Toll Holden Racing Team  in 2009 was hugely successful with him winning the PhillipIsland endurance race and the Bathurst 1000 with teammate Garth Tander. Will  also finishing second in the championship and was awarded the coveted Barry Sheene Medal.

 

Season 2010 brought little to celebrate with Will suffering from poor reliability throughout the season, which saw him finish well down the championship order.

 

For 2011 Will signed with the Ford Performance Racing Team to drive the #6 Trading Post Racing Falcon and dually returned to the front of the V8 Supercar field, taking four pole positions and multiple podiums in an impressive debut season.

 

In 2012 Will Davison won the Pole Award after finishing the year with eight pole position starts. He finished on the podium a massive 17 times with eight race wins including the final race in Sydney to end the season. 

 

2013 continued that success, Will finishing a hard-fought third in the V8 Supercar Championship in a campaign of consistency that brought him six podium placings, including two race wins.

 

Will moved to the Erebus Motorsport AMG Mercedes Benz team for 2014 and the challenge of taking a new manufacturer to the top in V8 Supercar racing.

 

Davison had a solid 2014 championship, highlights of the season including a 4th at Bathurst and the first-ever Pole Position for Mercedes Benz in V8 Supercar racing, before Will scored his first win for the Erebus team, in Perth in 2015.

 

Will moved to the Tekno Autosports team for 2016 racing a Triple Eight-spec Holden Commodore, winning the Tasmanian round and then his second Bathurst 1000 (co-driver Jon Webb).

 

Will has now won 19 Supercar Championship races.