DAVISON FIFTH IN 2016 TITLE CHASE

WILL DAVISON has finished fifth in the 2016 Virgin Australian Supercars Championship.
 
In his debut season for the Tekno Autosports team, Will scored two race victories including the biggest prize of them all: the Bathurst 1000 with co-driver and team owner Jon Webb.
 
At what was the final ever event at the former Olympic Games site, Will guided his STIX-sponsored Commodore to two top ten finishes at the Homebush street circuit over the weekend.
 
“It was a solid weekend for us, a pretty clean weekend. We executed two strong races with no mistakes. We had good consistency but just not enough peak speed to run at the very front,” Will Davison said.
 
 
FRIDAY
  • Final visit to Homebush
  • Two practice sessions
  • Will 8th fastest in Practice 1
  • Will 12th fastest in Practice2
  • Very hot conditions all day
“It was a bit of a typical Friday for us. We ran old brakes so the braking wasn’t great, and we only ran two sets of tyres while most ran three. But the car wasn’t that flash, it wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t great. See if we can tune it up overnight.”
 
 
SATURDAY 
  • Will qualifies 13th for Race 28
  • Will finishes 7th in Race 28
“The car was not bad, it had its strengths and weaknesses today, though we weren’t fast enough. I am not sure about the strategy, we lost four spots at the first stop and I thought we’d make them up later, but we weren’t able to, so we need to look at that.
 
“The last restart was exciting because my tyres were past their best by then, they took about three laps to come up to proper pressure and (at the restart) I almost crashed twice trying to hold off Todd (Kelly). He had fresher tyres and lots more grip, I thought I was in the fence at one stage!
 
“We got it home, even though it was unbelievably hot in the car … I’m off for an ice bath now.”
 
 
SUNDAY
  • Will qualifies 11th for Race 29
  • Will finishes 8th in Race 29
“I was really disappointed to miss the Shootout by just two thousandths of a second. We didn’t find the sweet spot, the car was a bit inconsistent in qualifying trim. I didn’t nail the lap either.
 
“It was an uneventful race. Solid but not spectacular. We were strong late in the stints and we were coming home strongly right at the end (of the race). But we struggled (for pace) early (in the stints).”

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