V8 Supercar Driver
Name = Will Davison
Nationality = flagicon|Australia Australian
Car number = 18
Dick Johnson Racing
Championships = 0
Races = 41
Wins = 1
Podiums = 3
Poles = 0
2007 Championship position = 10th (343 pts)
Will Davison (born
August 30, 1982in Melbourne) is an Australian racing driver. He won the 2001 Australian Formula FordChampionship while competing against Champ Car racer Will Powerand Leanne Ferrier.
Lex Davisonwon the Australian Grand Prixfour times. His brother Alex Davisonis also a racing driver and has won numerous National titles including The Porsche Cup. Continuing the family tradition, cousin James Davisonis currently racing in a Team Australia Jnr position after competing the 2005 Victorian Formula Ford series.
Racing in Europe
Taking a common route to
Formula One, Davison picked up and moved to Buckinghamshirein Englandwhere he competed in the 2002 British Formula Renault Championshipfinishing fourth at seasons end. For 2003 he moved up to the British Formula 3 Championshipwith Alan Docking Racingbut an enforced mid-year change of teams to Menu F3 did not help his campaign. Davison continued with Menu F3 into 2004 but it was cut short for financial reasons.
In 2005 he raced in several
V8 Supercarraces back in Australia after signing with Team Dynamikas a full time driver. A change of ownership after the season opening Formula 1 support race at Albert Park left him without a seat until the endurance events, the Sandown 500and Bathurst 1000, where he was picked up by Dick Johnson Racing, co-driving with Steven Johnson in the #17 Westpoint Falcon.
During his time between Formula 3 and V8 supercar seats, Davison drove for
A1 Team Australiain the inaugural season of the A1 Grand Prixwhere he was again under Alan Docking Racing. This time he experienced many ups and downs with many instances where he was taken out of a race due to no fault of his own. On the ups his highest finishing position was sixth at both the Portuguese and Australian rounds, where despite a rocky start in Portugal, proved vital in scoring points for the team.
By mid-November, 2005 Davison was issued a full-time seat in the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship, driving the number 18 Ford with Dick Johnson Racing. In 2006 Davison was plagued by technical difficulties, resulting in a 19th position finish in the championship.
In 2007 Davison demonstrated he has the talent and speed to be a V8 Supercar champion which culminated in his first win in race 2 at
Eastern Creek Racewayin Round 2, 2008. This was the middle of a dream run which saw him claim his first V8 supercar round win along with giving DJRtheir first round victory in 7 seven years.
* [http://www.v8supercar.com.au/drivers/DriverDetails.asp?ind=M&DID=254 Will Davison's Profile on V8 Supercar website]
* [http://www.djr.com.au Dick Johnson Racing Website]
* [http://www.djr.com.au/Forum/ Offical Fan Forum]
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