TOP TEN WEEKEND FOR WILL

Will Davison took the Tekno Commodore to a pair of top ten finishes in the inaugural Newcastle 500 event on the weekend.

Racing through the streets of the Newcastle CBD and waterfront, the Tekno Commodore was a strong contender in both legs, before finishing 9th in each.

“It was a solid way to finish a difficult season,” Will Davison said.

“We had good speed in both qualifying and the races. Saturday, especially, was looking great until a Safety Car came at the worst possible moment, forcing me to have to queue behind CL (Craig Lowndes), who was on a totally different strategy to us anyway.

“That was a podium gone for us, and that was hard to take at the time. We were just unlucky.”

 

FRIDAY

Final round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Will’s final start for Tekno Autosports

Will 6th fastest in Practice 1

Will 21st fastest in Practice 2

“Actually today the time isn’t representative at all … we had lots more pace but couldn’t show it with red flags, traffic and so on. So I didn’t get a run at the end with new tyres, and that’s why we ended up further back. I am confident we’ll be in better shape tomorrow.”

 

SATURDAY

  • Will qualifies 7th for Race 25
  • Safety car timing falls badly, forces Will to stack in the second pit stop, costs vital track position
  • Will finishes 9th

“We just need a bit of luck … that early safety car worked well and we were well positioned but the second safety car came at the worst possible time for us, and that killed our race.

“Once I was back in the pack (from there) it was impossible to pass. This is a great track but it’s the worst place we go to, for passing.

“Overall, our car set up was good but probably a bit too conservative … it was very good late in the stints but not so good early on. That made progress hard.”

 

SUNDAY

  • Final race of 2017 season
  • Will qualifies Tekno Commodore 11th
  • Strong drive, finishes 9th

“I was really annoyed to miss the Shootout by just two thousandths of a second!

“Our race was okay. The strategy was looking good until a backmarker cost me a lot of time on my in-lap, which meant I lost three spots when we re-joined after the pitstop. We had great speed late in the race, too, so I was disappointed to not finish in P6 but 9th again was a solid end.”

 


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