PODIUM FINISH FOR DAVISON AT SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK

SYDNEY SUPERNIGHT – SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER – PRACTICE, QUALIFYING, RACE 23

Anton De Pasquale – No. 11 Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang 
Practice 1: 1st (Fastest Time: 1m29:880s)
Practice 2: 1st (Fastest Time: 1m29:684s)
Qualifying: 26th (Fastest Time: No Time Recorded)
Race 23: 12th (Fastest Time: 1m32:018s)

Will Davison – No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford Mustang 
Practice 1: 6th (Fastest Time: 1m30:616s)
Practice 2: 6th (Fastest Time: 1m30:174s)
Qualifying: 4th (Fastest Time: 1m29:130s)
Race 23: 3rd (Fastest Time: 1m32:179s)

Will Davison finishes third at the Sydney SuperNight. Teammate Anton De Pasquale finished 12th. 


RACE 23 RECAP
Will Davison started the 32 lap, 125km night race from P4, and teammate De Pasquale started from P26 after an unfortunate gearbox issue during Qualifying forced him out of the session altogether. Every race this weekend requires each car to use the Dunlop Soft tyre and Dunlop Hard tyre. 

Davison and De Pasquale started the race on the Hard tyre compound. Davison got off to a strong start but was pushed wide by van Gisbergen at Turn 1 and 2 dropping him to P6 on lap 1. De Pasquale was able to gain four positions on lap 1 to P22.

Davison was the first Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang to complete the compulsory pit stop on lap 6. The crew serviced him with four used Soft tyres to finish the race on. De Pasquale stopped for his compulsory pit stop one lap later for four green Soft tyres. After all the compulsory pit stops complete on lap 22, De Pasquale sits P12 and Davison sits P3.

Pye passed De Pasquale on lap 29 for P12. De Pasquale passed Brown and Mostert late in the race for P11. 

De Pasquale finished P12, gaining 14 positions in Race 23. Davison finished P3.


DE PASQUALE QUOTE
“Carried over last week into practice today and then had a gearbox drama in qualifying today and wasn’t able to do a lap at all. I had to start last, which is obviously not ideal, you’re a fair way on the back foot. During the race, we tried to get as high as 12th.”

DAVISON QUOTE
“Pretty tough race for me, it was good to hang on for third. It was a tricky race for me, with a pretty tricky opening stint and then we went with an aggressive strategy stopping on lap 5. Just tried to hang on and had a tough battle with Percat.”