‘Practically a shunt’: Davison ‘lifted’ to keep away from Whincup accident
Will Davison says he needed to elevate to keep away from a “fairly massive accident” with Jamie Whincup in Race 26.
The BP Final Sydney SuperSprint noticed Anton De Pasquale begin on pole place with Whincup on the entrance row.
Davison launched from fourth alongside Shane van Gisbergen, and attacked Whincup heading to Flip 1.
Whincup swung throughout the nostril of Davison’s Shell V-Energy Racing Crew Mustang, and the latter backed out of the throttle.
The previous housemates made contact, and Whincup raced away behind De Pasquale.
Each Whincup and Davison ensured depressing races from there; Whincup fell away to fourth, with Davison seventh by the flag.
Davison slots in behind Whincup
Nevertheless, Davison defined that had he not lifted, each drivers would have been in strife.
“A very good begin once more, however yeah, it isn’t not doing a lot for me for the time being,” Davison mentioned.
“Jamie got here throughout fairly aggressively; I did not assume he’d maintain driving me to the wall.
“Fortunate I lifted, in any other case it will have been a fairly large accident.
“I believed I used to be going to get by way of, it was practically a shunt, however I averted that fortunately.”
It comes per week after van Gisbergen earned Davison’s ire after a dramatic begin to final weekend’s Saturday race.
Davison was left fuming on the sequence chief after a Flip 1 incident, with van Gisbergen happening to win the race.
Within the newest occasion, Davison thought Whincup would concede.
“Your instincts simply to, you realize, not do something harmful,” Davison mentioned.
“So I stored it as flat so long as I may. I believed he may finally concede, however he didn’t wish to let go of that spot.
“I am glad I lifted as a result of it would not have been fairly if I didn’t.”
Whincup mentioned he didn’t get a robust launch, however was coy concerning the sequence of occasions which led to Davison slotting in behind.
“It is at all times on at Flip 1,” Whincup mentioned.
“I did not get the perfect begin, however yeah, I used to be capable of maintain off the blokes behind to to maintain second.”
Talking on his personal efficiency, Whincup added: “No, hated it. Completely hated it.
“It was painful, you realize. Anton simply disappeared on the highway. Teammate made me look foolish.
“Simply painfully acquired acquired the factor round to attempt to attempt to get some factors.
“We simply weren’t fast sufficient and didn’t deserve a podium.
“So we’ll return and attempt to work out what’s what is going on on… no enjoyable, sadly.”
Automobiles will return to the observe on Sunday for consecutive qualifying periods from 11:45am AEDT.
Race 27 will begin at 1:30pm, adopted by Race 28 at 4:45pm.