TOO HIGH A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

Bathurst Champion Will Davison was unable to defend his crown in a rain-soaked Bathurst 1000 event on Sunday.

In atrocious conditions, the Woodstock Commodore shared by Will and Jon Webb battled on all day in the wettest race in recent memory but just didn’t have the pace needed to recover from early race delays.

“Those conditions today were the worst I have ever encountered here,” Will Davison said. “The track was incredibly slippery and how quick you were was totally dependent on tyre pressures. We had some dramas early today, lost some time and then spent the rest of the day trying to claw that back. It just wasn’t our day today.”

Will and Jon finished 14th.

 

THURSDAY

  • Will 18th fastest in Practice 1
  • Jon Webb 11th fastest in Practice 2
  • Will 10th fastest in Practice 3

“It was a reasonable day for us I think. We rolled out okay, the car was quite good … we didn’t put (new) tyres on at the end of the first session like everyone else, so that time wasn’t representative. Jon then had a decent session."“Then in the last session we were chasing the track, like everyone else, and there was probably a couple more tenths in it which would have put us in the middle of the top ten."

 

FRIDAY

  • Will 13th fastest in Practice 5
  • Will’s Qualifying ended with light damage in brush with the wall
  • #19 Tekno Commodore to start Bathurst 1000 from 16th

“I’m shattered, I really wanted to have a crack at the Top Ten Shootout and the lap I was on was good enough to get us there. But I brushed the wall and it was enough to damage a wheel and bend a lower control arm, and the car couldn’t be repaired in time to run again in the session. Very disappointing.”

 

SATURDAY

  • Will 17th fastest in final Practice

“We ran the car in race trim today as we’re not in the Shootout, to give us a feel for tomorrow. It wasn’t great to be honest but it was on full tanks, and the cars are never at their best in that configuration. We also had a couple of small problems which needed attention but certainly better today than tomorrow. I am looking forward to going racing."

 

SUNDAY

  • Atrocious conditions all day
  • Woodstock Commodore sustains light damage early, drops off the lead lap
  • Battled on to finish 14th

“Not much to say today … we couldn’t take a trick and things didn’t play our way. I drove my heart out but we couldn’t make up the deficit. Disappointing but that’s the way it is.”


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