PODIUM AT SANDOWN 500

WILL DAVISON and Jon Webb raced strongly into third position in the Sandown 500 on the weekend.

Fighting changeable weather conditions, an at-times sodden track, and a late race broken exhaust, Will and Jon ran inside the top ten all day to score their first Endurance Cup podium together.

“Fantastic result today, I’m really pleased for everyone at Tekno,” a delighted Will Davison said.

“After a tough Saturday, the car was night and day better today. It was a way better car and we had real pace today. On my last stint it was tough because it was our worst set of tyres, and I was fighting (Scott) McLaughlin pretty hard. I just kept managing it as best I could to stay in front, it was intense.”

FRIDAY 
  • Will 22nd fastest in 1st session, didn’t run new tyres
  • Co-driver Jon Webb 5th fastest in 1st co-driver session
  • Webb 8th fastest in 2nd co-driver session
“I only did the first session and we seemed in reasonable shape. Most of the field ran new tyres and I didn’t, so the time isn’t representative. Today was all about giving Jono laps and that went well.”

SATURDAY 
  • Will qualifies 6th fastest
  • Jon Webb finishes co-driver Race 1 in 4th 
  • Will starts strongly in Race 2 but drops to 10th with lack of pace
“We made some changes overnight and the car was definitely better today. Initially in qualifying it wasn’t fast but we fiddled with the tyre pressures and I had a lot more grip for one lap of qualifying after that. 

“Because we wanted more turn we made some further changes but it was a step too far, and both Jon and I struggled in our races. I had no drive coming out of the turns, so we lacked speed onto and down the straights. That made me a sitting duck.

“We know what we need for the race tomorrow, so we’ll make those changes overnight.” 

SUNDAY 
  • Jon Webb starts Tekno Commodore in Sandown 500 from 10th 
  • Changing conditions makes it a challenging day
  • Strong performance all day sees Will and Jon finish 3rd 
“With two laps to go the (exhaust) header snapped and I lost a heap of power, then on the slow down lap it broke completely and jammed the steering … so we were lucky from that perspective. But it’s a massive result for us as a team after a couple of tough weekends, and showed that we’re going to be strong in these races.” 


 

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