Davison’s first drive of DJR Mustang

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 16/11/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Will Davison is back behind the wheel of a Dick Johnson Racing Supercar at Queensland Raceway today.

The 38-year-old is taking part in a 'super soft' tyre test for Supercars and Dunlop, sharing the duties with a Jamie Whincup-driven Red Bull Commodore.

Supercars is looking to add a third compound of control tyre to its mix for next year, in a bid to further improve the racing action.

Today marks the first track outing for Davison since his return to the team was announced earlier this month.

Davison first joined DJR as an endurance co-driver in 2005, before undertaking his first three full-time seasons in the category with the squad.

He ultimately left to join the Holden Racing Team in 2009, before stints at Ford Performance Racing, Erebus Motorsport, Tekno Autosport and 23Red Racing/Tickford Racing followed.

Davison finished second with Tickford in last month’s Bathurst 1000 alongside primary driver Cameron Waters, after his own 23Red entry was withdrawn in May.

A 19-time Supercars Championship race winner, including two Bathurst 1000s, Davison will be joined at DJR next year by Anton De Pasquale.

The duo replace Scott McLaughlin, who has moved to IndyCar with Team Penske, and Fabian Coulthard, who has been offered an enduro drive at DJR should he fail to find a seat elsewhere.

Davison is driving with the team's famous #17 today and is expected to race with that number next season.

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