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  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 03/04/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke

Will Davison believes small team TEKNO Autosports will only get stronger as he settles in with the squad and learns the Triple Eight car.

The former championship runner up and Bathurst winner achieved his first podium with TEKNO in just his second championship round yesterday, at a circuit where the Triple Eight cars are traditionally strong.

Davison was pleased to be back at the front of the pack and wants to be a title contender after spending two years with developing team Erebus and earning one pole and one win in that time.

“Anything is possible in this game,” he said post-race.

“I’ve got a great car and a great team, it’s all there and it’s up to us to put it together.

“There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be here. I’m not a rookie, I’ve certainly been up here for many years in the past as a challenger.

“It feels good, but you’ve got to do it consistently and be there consistently. I’m confident I can, there’s only a couple of years there in my career I haven’t been a genuine contender every weekend.

“You like to always keep confidence in yourself, but yeah, you probably do get beaten around the ears a little bit.

“We’re only going to get stronger and stronger as we get more confidence as a group.”

The shock departure of team heavyweight Steve Hallam after the grand prix doesn’t change things for Davison – he still firmly believes the team, led by Jonathon Webb – can get results.

“Absolutely. Steve is an amazing guy, it was really cool to be able to spend some time with him,” Davison said.

“He’s rubbed off on all the crew members so well and that’s the main thing.

“The way our little team operates, we can absolutely work at the same level without Steve.

“The guys we have are very, very good, with a great attitude. It’s impressive from my perspective.”

Before qualifying yesterday, Davison had his expectations in check, saying it would take time to develop his driving style in the Triple Eight car.

Third was no doubt a promising finish in the 120km race ahead of today’s 200km run.  

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