Alex Davison is adamant Team Sydney is making progress while on the road, even if results haven’t necessarily reflected it.
A late call-up to replace James Courtney in the #19 Holden post-Adelaide, Davison has now for three straight events made it out of Q1 in Saturday qualifying in a positive sign.
Races have been not so kind, with a 16th in Darwin his season-best to date.
Ahead of his 100th Supercars round start at the Robson Civil Projects Darwin SuperSprint this weekend, Davison maintained that things are heading in the right direction.
“It was a belated start for everyone this year; we started the program from scratch,” the 40-year-old said on Supercars Trackside.
“Basically all new crew this year, new engineers, new drivers, new everything.
“Everyone thinks that 15th is a disaster but when you look at the calibre of drivers and teams in the top 15, none of them are pushovers.
“It’s very difficult to make ground up and you can see the field in qualifying is closer than it has ever been at the last couple of rounds.
“We’re working hard, the fruits of our labour aren’t showing as much as we would like at the moment.
“But just the way the team is gelling, the way everyone is working together, finetuning all the little procedures and systems, it is getting better and better and better but we have got to keep working hard.”
Davison's outing in Townsville last weekend was brought unstuck by getting caught up in the Saturday lap 1 melee, after which he felt his Commodore never quite recovered its full pace.
“The cool thing about these doubleheaders is we get to come back next weekend for another crack at it so we’ll keep trying,” he added.
Davison has had a stop-start Supercars career dating back to his 2004 debut, headlined by one ARMOR ALL Pole in 2010 and three solo podiums.
The Robson Civil Projects Townsville SuperSprint this weekend will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and streamed on Kayo, with delayed highlights shown on Network Ten.