John Benson joins group eager to help Davison all the way to F1

Will Davison International, the company formed to assist young Australian racing star Will Davison progress the motor racing ladder all the way to Formula 1, has announced the appointment of a new commercial manager.

Well-known motor sport identity John Benson has been appointed by WDI to assist in raising sponsorship and investment funds for the 21-year-old's career.

"I'm delighted with the opportunity to come on board and assist Will with his career objective of reaching Formula One," said Benson.

"I previously assisted Will and brother Alex earlier in their careers when each successfully contested the Australian Formula Ford Championship. I, along with many others, share the passion and belief in this young man's talent and ability to make it to F1 and WDI has a very professional approach and purpose in helping Will achieving this goal."

Benson has a long-running involvement with Australian motor sport. He is currently a committee member of the Formula Ford Association and has been an active competitor in Historic Formula Ford racing for the past five years.

He currently runs his own sports management/marketing/communications company, Motion Promotions Pty Ltd and previously spent six years working for the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS). His company is still contracted to CAMS, sourcing advertising for both the CAMS Magazine and CAMS Manual of Motor Sport.

Davison raced in the British Formula 3 Championship this year, winning a race in his debut season at Croft in May. He finished out the season with a second place at Brands Hatch, driving for Menu Motorsport.

Will is currently in Australia and spent last weekend watching Alex dominate the final round of the Carrera Cup at Eastern Creek. He is looking forward to getting back to tackle his second year of his planned career in the British F3 Championship.