Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
5
Points
231
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 3.5
Average finishing Position 4.5

biography

Date of birth
30/08/1982 (Age 37)
Place of birth
Melbourne, Victoria
Lives
Gold Coast, Queensland
Status
Married, Riana
Outside of Racing
Cycling, triathlons, motorcycling and AFL
Personal Vehicle
Ford Ranger Raptor
Engineer
Brendan Hogan
Follow Will Davison

Having enjoyed a big step forward in 2019 coinciding with 23Red Racing’s move under the Tickford umbrella, Will Davison is eyeing even more this season.

The two-time Bathurst winner joined Phil Munday's new team two years ago, racing an ex-Tickford Falcon out of its own base in outer Melbourne.

He finished 15th in the championship, the top driver in a single-car operation, recording eight top 10 finishes along the way.

Two podiums – including a near-miss victory at Tailem Bend – helped him to eighth overall in 2019.

His 23Red move followed a two-year stint with Tekno Autosports that brought Davison a second Bathurst triumph, beating Shane van Gisbergen across the line by just 0.14 seconds in 2016.

He finished fifth in the championship that year, although results would fall away in ’17.

Davison had hopped between squads prior to Tekno.

Making his top-flight debut for Team Dynamik in ’04, his first full-time gig came two seasons later with Dick Johnson Racing.

After clinching his first couple of race wins in a sensational ’08, he was picked up by the Holden Racing Team.

His tenure at the famous organisation would mix extreme highs with extreme lows, finishing runner-up to Jamie Whincup in ’09 before slumping to 22nd in 2010.

From there, he swapped to the factory team across the divide – Ford Performance Racing – for three more than respectable campaigns.

An opportunity would then present itself at Erebus Motorsport, Davison taking a rare win for the Mercedes squad in ’15 before linking with Tekno.

Part of a renowned motorsport family that includes Supercars-racing brother Alex, he first made his mark by claiming the 2001 Australian Formula Ford Championship.

Davison then moved to Europe to compete in Formula Renault 2.0 and British Formula 3, and make a stint as Australia’s driver in the one-make A1 Grand Prix Series across the summer of 2005/06.

He also boasts Formula 1 experience on his extensive resume having sampled a Minardi at Misano, Italy, in 2004.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 3 5 5
Race 2 › 4 4 5

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang
ENGINE: V8
Milwaukee Racing

Moving to within the Tickford Racing umbrella last year produced the desired outcome; now another step up the Supercars pecking order is the next goal for 23Red Racing.

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