Will Davison has undergone medical and simulator testing today as he pushes ahead with plans to return to action at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500.
The 34-year-old suffered a small break to an offshoot from a vertebra just 10 days ago in a 46g impact during the multi-car pile-up at Symmons Plains.
Determined not to miss this weekend’s Phillip Island event, Davison expects to have his racing licence reinstated by CAMS following certification by a medical practitioner today.
Before he can practice on Friday, the Tekno driver will then need to pass an exit test at the circuit to prove he can alight his vehicle within the required timeframe in the case of a further accident.
While his ability to withstand the rigours of driving a Supercar won’t be fully apparent until Friday practice, simulator testing today has given the driver further encouragement.
Davison drove laps of Phillip Island aboard a state-of-the-art simulator at McElrea Racing on the Gold Coast this morning in order to test out his body.
The $95,000 Motionforce1 simulator is said to mimic the g-forces experienced by Supercars drivers through the seat, as well as the relevant steering, pedal and gear-lever loads.