STRONG WINTON WEEKEND FOR WILL

Will Davison took the Woodstock Tekno Commodore to a pair of strong point scoring finishes in the latest round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at Winton on the weekend.

 

Qualifying well inside the top ten on both days, Will ran home a fuel-starved fifth in Saturday’s shorter race, before a solid run to ninth in the longer Sunday event.

 

Despite a deluge on Friday, and against expectations, the weather was dry for both days’ racing at the rural Victorian circuit.

 

“We had a great run on Saturday and should have been fourth but I had to ease off with three laps to go, because we were critical on fuel,” Will Davison said.

 

“Sunday, we lost time at the first stop with a ride height change and some confusion over refuelling, which could have been a gain for us later in the race.

 

“And for some reason our car was venerable on low (tyre pressures) too, which made the start and restarts hard when you’re fighting for position, though it also meant we were able to make gains later in the run.

 

“We’re now up to 16th in the championship after a difficult start to the season.”

 

FRIDAY

 

  • Track soaked from heavy rain, lots of standing water for first session
  • Will 14th fastest in Practice 1
  • Rain stops, track begins to dry for second session
  • Will 28th fastest in Practice 2

 

“The first session was so wet there wasn’t much to learn. Session two started wet but dried out right at the end. We ran old wets through most of the session then went to slicks but had a delay, so I didn’t get out to do the three laps you needed to get heat into them. So our times today weren’t really representative.”

 

SATURDAY

 

  • Cloudy day, dry track
  • Will 11th fastest in Practice 3
  • Will qualifies 8th for Race 9
  • Storming drive but last minute fuel save drops Will to 5th in Race 9

 

“We had a good race but I am disappointed because we had fourth in the bag. I was managing the gap to Davy (Reynolds) and had that handled, but with three laps to go the fuel light came on and I was told to go to maximise (fuel) save.

 

“I had to back off, otherwise we wouldn’t have finished. I let Davy by and just saved everything I could because I had a good gap to CL (Craig Lowndes) … fortunately we made it.”

 

SUNDAY

 

  • Will qualifies 6th for Race 10
  • Will finishes 9th in Race 10

 

“We’d hoped for a bit more out of today, for sure, but a couple of things didn’t play our way. We were at the sharp end again and have built those championship points, so that’s a positive.”

 


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