SOLID FINISH FOR WILL AT BATHURST

A SOLID result at the Bathurst 1000 on Sunday has left Will Davison wanting after showing some promising form throughout the weekend.

Qualifying in 11th place for the start of the famous 1000km endurance race, Will and brother Alex Davison stormed into the top ten a number of times through the day.

In the end, a pit lane penalty coupled with some tough strategy calls in the mixed weather conditions saw the #9 Mercedes Benz finish in 12th position

“I’ve got mixed emotions right now,’’ said Will.
 
“I’m a bit disappointed with 12th, I certainly think we had a couple of missed opportunities.”

THURSDAY
  • Will finishes 13th in the opening practice session
  • Alex finishes 22nd in Practice 2
  • The #9 Mercedes finishes 20th in Practice 3
“It’s great to be back at Bathurst but we certainly had our hands full on the mountain today,” said Will.

“We’re working hard on a lot of things though and I’m confident we’ll be in full swing by Sunday.”

FRIDAY
  • Alex finishes Practice 4 in 19th place
  • Will ends Practice 5 in 12th.
  • Qualifying is red-flagged after a serious crash
“It was a relatively tough day but we tried lots, so tonight is very important,’’ said Will.

“It was very hard driving past Chaz Mostert’s accident and everyone is thinking of him and the track marshals that were injured.”

SATURDAY
  • Alex and Will finish the final practice session 17th fastest
  • Will qualifies 11th for the start of the Bathurst 1000
“Obviously being so close to the Top-10 Shootout is a shame not to give that lap and the exposure to the team and sponsors,” said Will.
 
“But we managed to get a pretty good lap down straight out of the gate in qualifying and to be honest we’ve got to be happy with 11th. We’ve made good in-roads over the weekend so all-in-all I’m satisfied with 11th.
 
“It’s all about tomorrow now so it’s good to be able to get over all the qualifying stuff and put our focus towards the race.”

SUNDAY
  • Will starts in the #9 Mercedes for the start of the race
  • Lapping in the top ten in the early stages of the race
  • A pit lane penalty sends Will back to 20th with 95 laps remaining
  • Will storms back into the top ten, eventually finishing 12th.
“I enjoyed the race,” said Will.

“We had encouraging speed at times and we were generally pretty racey all day which was great for Penrite in their first time involved with Erebus Motorsport.
 
“All in all it was satisfying, just a couple of things didn’t go our way.”

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