WILL THRILLS WITH TASSIE PACE

Despite being dealt more than his fair share of bad luck over the weekend, Will Davison has walked away from the second round of the V8 Supercar Championship feeling optimistic about the 2015 season.

Davison proved the Erebus Mercedes is on the right track, qualifying near the front of the field all weekend and picking up his first top ten race finish of the year at the Tasmania SuperSprint event.

"We've got to make sure we keep the momentum going forwards," said Davison.

"The positive for us now is competitiveness and in terms of that we've all got to be really pumped and proud.
 
"That’s our whole priority and focus now, competitiveness, so as a whole that’s just awesome.
 
"We've improved in a key area and we know we've got more to come."


FRIDAY

  • Two practice sessions across the day
  • Second fastest in both sessions

"We were very fast at this track last year and we know we've made some significant gains just recently so it's nice to back that up today," said Davison.
 
"I'd love to think we can be in the mix tomorrow. It's encouraging signs, [team owner] Betty [Klimenko] has got sore cheeks from smiling so much, so it's been a good day.”


SATURDAY

  • Qualifies 4th and 9th for the two Saturday races
  • Turned around on the opening lap of the first race, finishing 17th
  • Makes up a number of places to finish 7th on the second race.


"It was all pretty close racing there and a fair bit going on so it was good to just put the helmet back on, move forward a few spots and bring home the car in seventh, right on the back of Winterbottom and Tander," said Davison.

"It was good to salvage something in a nice clean race with a bit of heat going on. It was really encouraging signs. I love being up there racing those guys again.

"It was very disappointing to have a missed opportunity in the first race but eyes forward to tomorrow and hopefully we get redemption."


SUNDAY

  • Qualifies fourth for Sunday's race in fine conditions.
  • Innocent contact with another car on the opening lap results in steering damage.
  • Will finishes 23rd

"When you've worked so hard and you get up the front, to be on the second row twice and for it to go pear-shaped twice within three corners when it was no fault of my own in either of them, it's hard to take. But there's no point dwelling on it."
 
"The positives are if we keep being competitive and keep being up the front, we're going to get results. So everyone in the team should be really pumped and it gives us a spring in our step to keep going and keep pushing.
 
"It just makes us hungrier and more motivated getting a sniff of it."


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