June 14, 2024


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Davison looks to 500th Supercars race

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Will Davison understands it seems weird but the resurgent Ford driver is satisfied to be receiving warmth right after an underwhelming Supercars round.

The Shell V-Electrical power ace will enter this weekend’s Darwin Triple Crown identified to set a disappointing party at Winton guiding him.

In what will be his 500th profession race on Saturday – just the 10th Supercars driver to realize the feat – Davison is relishing one more prospect at a major factory group following his occupation was at the crossroads in 2020.

Amid the COVID-19 disaster, Davison was abruptly still left without a total-time drive for most of the year after his crew 23Purple pulled out of the sequence.

But back at Dick Johnson Racing, following his very first stint in between 2005 and 2008, the 39-12 months-aged is producing strides in his next year.

In Perth previous month Davison broke by for his initially race earn considering that 2016 and he has been a standard on the podium and up the entrance in qualifying.

On the other hand, DJR suffered a low-point a handful of months afterwards as Davison and teammate Anton De Pasquale equally didn’t complete greater than eighth.

“In motorsport matters can quite rapidly turned so I’ve just usually preserved that angle and always seeking to be the finest version of myself,” Davison advised AAP.

“I experienced many years in small operations, you had been celebrating fifths like wins and no one particular ever gave you a tough time.

“I skipped receiving provided a challenging time and critiqued because that typically means you might be heading nicely.

“When you happen to be obtaining critiqued and having slammed for finishing 2nd and third, items are likely fantastic.

“Winton was the only weekend in a 12 months-and-a-50 % where we have not skilled in the front 5 or six.

“We’ve experienced a fantastic run of good results, not ample wins, but ideal in the mix each and every weekend and that is bloody challenging to do in this sport.”

Davison arrived shut to breaking his drought in Darwin very last year, securing two poles at Hidden Valley, but completed next in the races.

He feels the workforce is in a greater place in 2022.

“It really is not uncomplicated modifying groups. We ended up two new motorists final 12 months and we were pretty typical podium sitters bit still mastering the vehicle,” Davison explained.

“We took a whole lot of positives out of possessing three poles in Darwin, but we weren’t fairly sturdy more than enough in races.”

The Darwin function will be the 1st time Supercars has held an Indigenous spherical.

All autos will carry Indigenous-themed liveries, each with unique tales guiding the artworks.

Apply starts on Friday, with 1 race on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Reigning champion Shane van Gisbergen holds a 281-level lead more than De Pasquale in the championship standings.


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