Davison itching for Eseries practice

  • Repco Supercars Championship Supercars All Stars Eseries
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  • 26/03/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Milwaukee Racing’s Will Davison is scrambling to get a simulator set up for the Supercars All Stars Eseries, beginning on April 8.

The full field of Supercars stars will take part in the online competition from their respective homes while the COVID-19 pandemic halts real-world action.

Some drivers already have simulators, while social media is filled with updates from drivers unpacking and testing brand new equipment, some even receiving special coaching.

Watch: Scott Pye's virtual lap of Phillip Island 

Davison is a little behind the eight-ball, but has contributed to the online buzz around Eseries with his own unique photos, top and below.

The Gold Coast-based driver is married to Supercars pitlane television reporter Riana Crehan, who had encouraged him to get rid of his previous sim last year.

“I had an old sim which just didn’t look pretty in the new house,” a diplomatic Davison told Supercars.com.

“When we moved in just over a year ago it was heavily advised that it wasn’t really that welcome in the house, so I gave it to [brother] Alex and I’ve been left high and dry at the moment!

“I’ve been off the iRacing scene for a couple of years and now I’m frantically trying to get a new setup together and get organised.

“I should have something by next week hopefully, through an old friend Bryce Washington who has built up some incredible sims over in Adelaide.

“It’s been a real logistical mission, getting it all and getting set up with the correct internet speeds and making sure I’ve got some time to practice before we get underway.

“I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, but I should be right. I should have good equipment and that makes quite a big difference in the sim world.

“But until I get myself fully organised I’m a bit nervous. I need to get some practice underway.”

The rush to get top-line equipment while making light of it on social media perfectly captures the current vibe around Eseries, which is set to be fun but competitive.

“We’re all going to be having a laugh, the seriousness isn’t quite the real thing,” said Davison.

“But at the end of the day I think we’ll all race properly, it won’t be a demolition derby. I think it’ll be super close and a lot of fun.

“We’ve got to represent the sport and our sponsors well and put on a good show. We’ve got to race hard and fair.

“If you watch a bit of the Eseries stuff it can actually be awesome. The battles and the racing are absolutely fantastic.

“Some of the stuff with [Formula 1 drivers] Lando [Norris] and Max [Verstappen], it’s quite entertaining to watch and hopefully ours will be the same.”

While yet to secure his own setup, Davison is today getting some practice laps at McElrea Racing’s motion simulator on the Gold Coast.

Brother Alex is meanwhile updating Will's old simulator to use in the Eseries, having recently rejoined the Supercars grid with Team Sydney. 

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