Title contenders Will Davison and Jamie Whincup crashed in the final part of the V8 Supercars race at Philip Island, meaning imminent retirement for them both. Davison clashed with Tim Slade, resulting in Davison going over the grass and straight in to Whincup.
“I was on (Tim) Slade’s outside at turn three, and we hit on my left front wheel which launched the car. I thought he moved right on me a bit when I was already committed to go up the inside,” said Davison.
“I tried to pull right and get across the front of Jamie and I was just praying he saw me coming, but I obviously hit him. When I got launched with Slade I was just a passenger from then on, I saw Jamie turning into the corner and obviously didn’t want to t-bone him. I was actually trying to get across the front of him but I just clipped him. Its just shocking for him (Whincup), these things really suck,” said Davison.
With the both out of the race, Davison’s team mate Mark Winterbottom claimed the victory and closed in to just 10 points from championship leader Whincup.
“I didn’t see him coming… it was a pretty big impact and I’m just lucky that my hands flicked out of the steering wheel and didn’t get caught up. I’m not blaming Will, there was obviously an incident between him and Slade and he’s ended up on the grass and was he a passenger from there. I’m sure he was doing his best to avoid me, but couldn’t,” said Whincup.
Davison’s car is currently undergoing chassis repair but is expected to be on the grid for the race tomorrow. The stewards are investigating the incident between the two.