Two-time Bathurst champ Will Davison is ready to proceed as a full-time Supercars driver next season, connecting with 23Red Racing. The new group was propelled by co-proprietors Phil Munday and Lucas Dumbrell in Newcastle today, affirming they’ll handle a solitary Prodrive-constructed Ford.
Dumbrell said that the group has marked “somebody really extraordinary” to drive the auto, yet an official declaration can’t be made until the point that their present contract closes. It is trusted that Davison, whose two-year manage Tekno Autosports arrives at an end at the finish of the year, is the driver being referred to.
Davison had confronted a questionable future for quite a long time, posting via web-based networking media as of late as Monday night that he had not secured a drive for 2018.
- Munday influenced it to clear at the declaration that 23Red is being define up with yearning objectives.
- “I have the best driver I could discover,” Munday told Supercars.com, adding that the arrangement was to be declared Monday, notwithstanding legally binding commitments.
- “I think for Lucas and I, we’ve had long discourses about moving this out one year from now as another group, and everything that we do about the new group must take a gander at winning.
- “I don’t think we’ll win each round, clearly, yet I need to be out there and I’d love to get a couple of platform one year from now and be up in the main 10 and I figure we’ll accomplish that effortlessly, with the bundle and driver and new group, team. It’s energizing stuff.
Davison poised for 23Red Racing drive
Nissan already has Michael Caruso and Simona De Silvestro with ongoing contracts, while Rick Kelly will also continue behind the wheel of an Altima.Today’s 23Red Racing announcement, meanwhile, confirmed that the second Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Racing Entitlements Contract has been sold to Prodrive, pending Board approval.It is expected that the license will be run for Kiwi young gun Richie Stanaway as Prodrive’s fourth entry.
The future of Jason Bright’s REC is yet to be confirmed, although Super2 squad Matt Stone Racing remains the favorite to secure it for a Todd Hazelwood-led assault on the main game. Bright announced last weekend that Newcastle will be his final in the category as a full-time driver.