Will Davison has taken the covers off the car he believes will challenge for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship.
Davison stated his intentions at today’s launch of his #6 Tradingpost Ford Performance Racing Ford at the team’s headquarters in Campbellfield.
The #6 FPR Falcon carries additional Tradingpost branding this year in the form of the company’s ‘Good as Gone Guarantee’ – a promise to refund the cost of a customer’s advertisement if the goods they place on Tradingpost.com.au are not sold within four weeks.
The 2009 Bathurst 1000 winner heads into the new season with a stable environment around him, including the same chassis, engineer (Grant McPherson) and team-mate (Mark Winterbottom).
Davison says that he is highly confident of being a front-running from Race 1.
“I have never been more optimistic heading into a race season as I genuinely believe in our ability to be contenders from the first race of the year,” Davison said.
“We worked very hard last year to improve our ability to have a car that is strong no matter what tyres we use or what sort of circuit we race on. I plan to put all that effort into winning races. Once we get our first I have a feeling we can keep the ball rolling.”
FPR Team Principal Tim Edwards believes the stability around Davison will help him thrive.
“Will enjoyed a great first year with us and I know nobody was more annoyed than himself that he wasn’t able to win a race,” Edwards said.
“He performs at his best when he has the support of everyone around him and after he established those relationships last year we saw his form get better and better.
“Once he records his first win I can honestly see him becoming a regular fixture at the head of the field.”
The Tradingpost Falcon, and the entire V8 Supercars field, will be seen at Sandown this Saturday for the pre-season test.
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