Finishing fifth in the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, Will Davison answered Supercars.com’s quick questions on his maiden season with Tekno Autosports.
1. What was your best race?
It’s hard to go past Bathurst obviously. Throughout the season you have many memorable races and some of them you don’t have to had necessarily won the race, but it’s impossible for me to go by Bathurst.
The sheer meaning of winning that race let alone being in a single car private team are two of the many reasons. The closing laps from the driver’s seat were pretty full on and I had to work seriously hard for it, so it was incredibly rewarding as well on that front.
2. Most disappointing race?
Probably Queensland Raceway. We had a terrible run and in terms of performance we had a very poor and frustrating weekend there.
3. Best on-track battle?
Probably the closing stages of Bathurst with Shane I would say.
4. Best off-track memory or experience?
Best off track experience was doing the Townsville to Cairns charity bike ride with [partner] Riana for the Children's Cancer Institute. 3 days, 360km. Staying in Ingham, Innisfail and onto Cairns raising over $500,000.
5. Best performance by another driver?
Best performance by another driver probably Tim Slade at Winton scoring his first win.
6. What was your goal at the start of the season and how did that play out?
My goal at start of the year was to be a genuine top contender and to finish in the top 5 in the championship. I also wanted to win multiple races. So after a few ups and downs, I'm genuinely satisfied with our year. We've had many challenges and I'd say well and truly achieved my goals.
7. What was the biggest news story of the year?
Biggest news story of the year was probably Holden leaving Walkinshaw as well as the Holden Racing team name going to Triple Eight. Equally, I would say Ludo leaving Triple Eight for Penske.
8. Who do you think will improve the most in 2017?
Biggest improver championship wise will be Reynolds. Also, I think Percat will be a big improver.
9. What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
I'm most looking forward to driving on the new tyre, different construction and more grip. Will make cars more fun and create an interesting engineering challenge for us all. I'm also pumped for the new event and circuit in Newcastle.