Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Davison's Win Fuels Ford's Title Chance

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Davison's Win Fuels Ford's Title Chance

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MOTORSPORT: There was enough self-belief, and this time, there was enough petrol for Ford's Will Davison to post his first V8 Supercar win in two and a half years at the Clipsal 500 yesterday.

As defending champion and Saturday race winner Jamie Whincup fell victim to a misfiring engine, Davison powered to his first victory since Bathurst in 2009 and an early V8 championship lead.

Davison had suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Whincup on Saturday, having to save his last wisps of fuel to finish the race after giving up the lead just three turns from the finish.

Confident his time would come, Davison's clock finally chimed as he manoeuvred neatly past former Holden teammate Garth Tander midway through, and held on to end his long winning drought.

The 29-year-old's move to Holden Racing Team brought a stunning breakthrough in 2009, before a shocking year in 2010 and his subsequent departure for Ford Performance Racing.

Davison admitted he had second-guessed his driving ability at times through 2010, and as his winless run dragged on. …

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