Bathurst winner returns home to the Gold Coast

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner Will Davison has returned home after taking a stunning victory at Mount Panorama alongside Jonathon Webb on the weekend.

It’s the second time the Gold Coast local has won the event – which is known by many in the race as their ‘Grand Final’.

“It’s our holy grail,” said Davison, “it’s got so much enormity to it.


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“I remember winning it in ’09 and six or seven years have gone past pretty quick. I’d dreamed of another chance to do it and I’m still pinching myself.”

The weekend’s race was nothing short of intense – with dwindling fuel levels and the threat of rain in the final few laps.

“My engineer was screaming at me I could feel the tension in the garage and I knew how much it meant to everyone,” he said.

“I didn’t want to sacrifice the lead and then make it home, but I didn’t want to run out of fuel, so really juggling that – really trying to commit and maximise the strengths of the car

Davison and Webb will head into next week’s Surfers Paradise event with a slim six-point lead in the Pirtek Enduro Cup, which will be decided at the conclusion of the Castrol Gold Coast 600.

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