Bathurst polesitter Will Davison admitted it would be a career defining moment to win the event and end Ford Performance Racing’s drought at Mount Panorama.
The Victorian came through a gripping Top 10 Shootout to grab the all important pole position for Sunday’s ‘Great Race’, which celebrates 50 years of the event. Davison, like the majority of the 29 car field, has been stunned by the swarm of fans that have descended upon the famous Mount Panorama circuit. He believes victory would be a huge moment to comprehend.
Davison has already tasted success at Bathurst when he partnered Garth Tander in 2009, but with the event reaching an iconic milestone, he says this year feels particularly special and is ready to become a history maker.
He told TouringCarTimes: “It would be a huge career moment to win this race with the event celebrating 50 years. FPR have never won the race so this is a massive year. The crowds are ridiculously huge. This is Bathurst at its best. It is on. It would be special to be a history maker but you can’t think about that yet otherwise you will make mistakes in the race.”
While Davison is delighted to secure pole, he is under no illusions that the job is done and he cannot afford to relax come the race tomorrow.
He added: “It’s a brilliant start for us to get pole position. The heritage of shootouts at Bathurst are special moments, it’s a great moment and very rewarding for a driver. It doesn’t mean much for tomorrow as it is a clean sheet of paper for the race.”
The race will be held on Sunday at 10:30 AEST (0:30 BST).