Will Davison has hailed the work of Tekno Autosports as they continue to rebuild his heavily damaged Holden Commodore in time for this weekend’s WD-40 Phillip Island 500.
The Queensland team has been forced to work through the Easter period to repair the #19 entry after it sustained extensive damage following the 12-car pile up in Race 3 at Symmons Plains.
Following its arrival back from Tasmania, the car spent time at chassis specialist Pace Innovations before returning to the team’s Gold Coast workshop on Sunday.
Davison, who suffered a back injury in the crash, provided an update on the team’s progress on Instagram, confirming the squad was on track for Phillip Island.
“I’ve come in to Tekno, and the team here are absolutely on fire,” said Davison.
“Inspiring is probably the only word I can come up with. They have’t been home over the Easter break, haven’t seen their families, they literally haven’t slept.
“The car got back from the chassis place PACE Innovations about 12 hours ago, it’s nearly a new chassis front and rear.
“Everyone has come together – it gives me goosebumps to see the attitude of everyone here. I can’t thank them enough.”
Alongside the team’s round the clock efforts, Davison has been continuing his recovery from a broken right sided transverse process in his back.
The 34-year-old admits he is still feeling sore but remains focused on returning to the cockpit this week.
“From my point of view it’s been rough week, but I’ve been pushing really hard on my rehab and it hasn’t even crossed my mind that I won’t be in the car in four days time,” he added.
“I’m still pretty sore, but I’ve got to do it. I’ve got to do it for the team.”
Opening practice at Phillip Island is scheduled for Friday at 1230 AEST.
VIDEO: Will Davison provides an update on the rebuild of his Tekno Autosports Commodore