DRAMA BLUNTS ENDURANCE CHALLENGE

Damage from a race-stopping crash with co-driver Jon Webb aboard during Saturday’s preliminaries blunted Will Davison’s challenge for victory in the Sandown 500 on the weekend.

The Tekno Commodore was heavily damaged in the accident, forcing Will to miss his qualifying race on Saturday and relegating the Woodstock branded machine to start rear of grid on Sunday.

A steady and strategic run saw Davison and Webb bring the Woodstock Commodore home in 13th .

“It was a bit of a nothing race (for me) really. It was a bit lonely out there in the second stint, and in the first I lost a lot of time stuck behind Caruso’s Nissan, which no doubt cost us a better finish” Will Davison said.

“The Tekno crew did a great job fixing the car (overnight) but we lost so much setup time between that (accident) and the rain on Friday, the car was okay today, not bad, but we just needed more time with it. “We regroup now and head to Bathurst.”

FRIDAY

  • Co-driver Jon Webb in the car for first session
  • Fully wet 2nd practice, Will is 14th fastest
  • Webb 16th fastest in 3rd practice, in wet conditions

“Today was about giving Jon as many laps as possible. Unfortunately, it was very wet all day, which made conditions tricky. The car is very slow in a straight line for some reason, so that is not helping either.”

SATURDAY

  • Will 17th fastest in final Practice, in dry conditions
  • Will qualifies 19th for race 1
  • Tekno Commodore crashes heavily in co-driver race, out for the day

“There’s not much to say … Jon got caught up in an incident towards the end (of the race), which damaged the car heavily at the front. We wanted to repair the car properly overnight, not rush it, so we’ll start off the back tomorrow.”

SUNDAY

  • Tekno Commodore fully repaired overnight, starts from the rear of grid
  • Webb starts, hands over to Davison
  • Strong & strategic run sees the reigning Bathurst Champions finish 13th

“Given all the lost setup time the car was pretty good (today), we executed the strategy and the pitstops well, but starting so far back it was always going to be difficult to do much more than we did.”


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