TESTING TIMES AT GRAND PRIX

DESPITE SOME setbacks, Will Davison made progress in understanding his new Tekno Autosports Commodore over the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

Not counting for Championship points, Will used the weekend to get to grips with his new mount and to work closely with his new team.

“Obviously it wasn’t the ideal weekend and I’ll admit to be being concerned and frustrated at various stages but we did make progress over the four races, and at different times we had genuine pace,” Will Davison said.

“I feel we have learned a lot and we go to Tasmania with a direction.”

THURSDAY
  • Two practice sessions, then qualifying
  • Hits wall in 2nd practice, sustains damage
  • Tekno crew scramble to fix car for qualifying
  • Out late for qualifying, 16th fastest despite hastily repaired car
“Certainly not the stellar day we were hoping for. Got badly blocked on my best lap in the first session, then made a mistake in the second. The boys did a brilliant job even getting the car back on track (in time) for qualifying. But there wasn’t time to make the car exactly right, so I did what I could.”

FRIDAY
  • Rainey conditions
  • Will finishes 16th in Race 1
  • Will finishes 14th in Race 2
 
“Race 1 I got hit from pillar to post. It was crazy back there, I lost count of the number of times I got hit by other drivers. Once I got clear we had some good pace but I’d lost a lot of ground. Race 2 it was a similar story … once I got clear of traffic we had good pace and good tyre life, but the race wasn’t long enough.”

SATURDAY
  • Will moves forward at the start of Race 3
  • Gets turned around on lap 4, drops to tail of the field
  • Recovers to 19th 
 
“Overnight we decided to make a significant setup change and straight away we had pace. But then I got turned around by (Cam) Waters, and ended up at the back of field. He got penalised but that doesn’t help my race. From there it was just recover what we could.”

SUNDAY
  • Will finishes 13th in Race 4
  • Progress made on chassis setup
 
“We’re learning all the time and making the car better, bit by bit. For the final race it was definitely better, the front’s better for sure but we still don’t have the rear. It’s frustrating but we’ll just keep working.”

 


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