Engine trouble sidelines Davison

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 27/09/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Alex Davison will not take part in Sunday’s action at the OTR SuperSprint, due to an engine problem with his Team Sydney Commodore.

The 40-year-old finished Saturday’s 31-lap contest 22nd, but suffered an issue that required a new engine for Sunday.

However, the team’s spare is currently being prepared for Bathurst by engine supplier KRE in Brisbane, ruling Davison out of this weekend.

“It’s weird, I’ve never had this happen before,” said Davison.

“Unfortunately with all the logistical dramas this year with the teams being away from home and all that, we’ve had to try and get through this event without our spare motor as it’s at KRE getting rebuilt in preparation for Bathurst.

“Unfortunately we had a drama with the motor yesterday and there literally isn’t a spare to bolt in.

“I just feel really sorry for all the guys, some of them have been away from home for months, and being stuck here in the wind and the cold all last week working their butts off to be not running today.

“I’m disappointed for all the guys at Local Legends too, not having their car on the track today.

“But we’re working hard, preparing for Bathurst so we’ll be back stronger than ever there.”

Davison is currently 23rd in the championship, having joined Team Sydney following the Adelaide season opener in place of James Courtney.

The #19 Commodore will be co-driven at Bathurst by team owner Jonathon Webb, who won the race in 2016 alongside Alex's brother Will Davison.

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