Davison's Response to Team Australia Press Release

Australian Racing Driver James Davison and his father Jon the Promoter of Sandown Raceway, are in receipt of a Press Release issued by Team Australia, which indicates that legal action is being taken against the Davison's in regard to monies allegedly oustanding for the 2006 Champ Car Atlantic Programme. The Davison's deny that there has been any default under the agreement and that any monies are owing. Attorneys have been briefed in Indiana to issue proceedings regarding illegal termination of the agreement and other breeches of the contract by Derrick Walker's Company GFW LLC.

After a successful season in Formula BMW in 2005, the Davison's made a significant financial commitment to the 2006 Champ Car Atlantic Series and are very disappointed in the Team Management's performance in not fulfilling undertakings given. Testing was not forthcoming thereby adversely effecting James' competitiveness. At no time was there any adequate or satisfactory explanation given by Team Australia.

At the Lexmark Indy Grand Prix, the Davison's endeavored to meet with Derrick Walker to discuss the issues, however he proved uncooperative. Throughout 2005/06 two Australian families, the Marshall's and Davison's invested significantly into the foundation of both the Champ Car and Atlantic Teams, however in a period of less than 12 months both families ended in dispute with Team Australia.

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