Bathurst 1000 champion eyes Bathurst 12 Hour drive

  • 11/01/2017
  • By Richard Craill
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

He's the reigning Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner – but that doesn’t mean TEKNO Autosport Supercars driver Will Davison is a certainty to start the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour this February.

Davison, who along with Jonathon Webb won the thrilling October Supercars enduro, is yet to have a confirmed ride in the around-the-clock enduro.

Camping, grandstand and general admission tickets are still available for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

“If there was the right opportunity, I’d love to contest the Bathurst 12 Hour again, it’s a fantastic event,” he said.

“Running with McLaren last year was great but unfortunately the car got damaged early, and that cost us any chance. It’s certainly a race that I want to add to my trophy cabinet.”

Davison told Supercars.com that any chance to race at Bathurst was one he was keen to grasp hold of. 

“Bathurst is a special place and any opportunity you have to race there, whether it’s in a Supercar or a GT car, is worthwhile because you’re always learning at that place.

“While my focus is on the Supercars Championship and the Clipsal 500, it would be great to start the year strongly with a good run at Bathurst in the 12 Hour.”

The 34-year-old enjoyed a strong debut season with the TEKNO team, finishing fifth in the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars championship behind only the three Triple Eight Commodores and Scott McLaughlin’s Volvo.

He grabbed two wins – including his second Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 triumph – and two further podiums along the way in a season that returned him to regular contention at the front of the field.

Davison finished third in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, driving an Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and showed great pace in 2016 before damage curtailed any chance of a strong result in the Tekno-run McLaren.

TEKNO will again field a pair of McLaren 650S GT3 entries in the 2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour however are yet to confirm any drivers.

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