James Davison scores maiden PWC victory

A jubilant James Davison (centre) after taking his maiden Pirelli World Challenge win

A jubilant James Davison (centre) after taking his maiden Pirelli World Challenge win

Australian James Davison has cracked his first win in the Pirelli World Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama.

Following a messy end to the race with a late caution, Davison won the 50-minute race in the #33 NISMO AE Nissan GT Academy Nissan GT-R GT3 in a total race time of 52:9.24s.

With under two minutes remaining Joseph Toussaint spun his Porsche 911 GT3 on the final turn, bringing out a full course caution.

Davison dominated the race from pole position, beating Nick Catsburg (Lamborghini Gallardo FL2), supplying Nissan its initial win in the PWC.

“Obviously I qualified on pole and won the race so it was a pretty good day,” said Davison.

“It doesn’t get much better. I’m just really pleased for the whole team.

“When you get a big opportunity like this with a manufacturer as a driver, when you’re expected to perform, you have to perform.

“Win and a pole six races into the year, it adds some confidence.”

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