WILL RETURNS BUT WITH NO LUCK

Overcoming injuries sustained in a high speed multi-car crash just two weeks previously, Will Davison stepped back behind the wheel of a rebuilt Tekno Commodore at Phillip Island on the weekend.
 
But the third round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship offered little in the way of reward, a late-race penalty on Saturday costing a possible podium and then a first lap altercation put the car out on Sunday.
 
“There is nothing to say … I am having a dreadful run this year,” Will Davison admitted.
“I was the innocent party today (Sunday), I got squeezed big time by Percat and Bright, and was a passenger after that. I am gutted for the team, they worked so hard to rebuild the car, they deserve better than that.
 
“All we can do now is focus on race wins, we’re nowhere in the Championship.”
 
 
FRIDAY
 
  • Will passes mandatory exit test, required after Tasmanian injury
  • Recovery continues from injury, still very sore
  • Will 4th fastest in Practice 1
  • Will 13th in Practice 2
 
“First session we came out of the blocks strongly and the car was pretty good. It was just the sort of result the team needed after the rebuild. Second session there were some issues with the car setup we couldn’t fix in the session. We’ll be right for tomorrow.”
 
 
SATURDAY
 
  • Will’s recovery continues, feeling okay after the first day in the car on Friday
  • Will qualifies 17th for Race 5
  • Will races to the front, battling inside the top six
  • Late race penalty after clash with (Tim) Slade drops Will to 9th
 
“Qualifying was disappointing, we just didn’t have a great car. But in the race the car was good, we were competitive and ran strongly all race. Unfortunately, I got tangled up with (Tim) Slade. I’d been stuck behind him for many laps and he was blocking something shocking, so I had to get pretty aggressive. Unfortunately, he moved across to block again and we hit. It’s a pity because our race plan worked well, and I think we would have been on the podium.”
 
 
SUNDAY
 
  • Will wakes a bit sore after Saturday’s 250km race
  • Will qualifies 17th for Race 6
  • Opening lap skirmish sees Will squeezed off the track, into a gravel trap
  • Engine breaks a belt … car out of the race
 
“There’s nothing you can say … I got squeezed between (Nick) Percat and (Jason) Bright and was pushed into a spin, into the gravel trap. The engine the picked up a stone and broke a belt, so we had to park it.”

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