Eastern Creek: Team Australia race report

Will Davison guided A1 Team Australia's Foster's sponsored car to a superb sixth position today in the fourth round of the A1 Grand Prix series at Sydney's Eastern Creek International Raceway. Whilst not scoring the podium result he came into...

Will Davison guided A1 Team Australia's Foster's sponsored car to a superb sixth position today in the fourth round of the A1 Grand Prix series at Sydney's Eastern Creek International Raceway.

Whilst not scoring the podium result he came into the weekend confident of, the 23 year old was satisfied with the result - A1 Team Australia garnering five points towards their World Cup of Motorsport tally, now sitting in seventh place on 26 points.

"It was a very enjoyable race. We set some high goals coming into this event - we wanted to finish on the podium. We didn't quite do that, but we achieved a fantastic result in front of a huge home crowd."

Davison had to withstand a challenge from Portugal's Alvaro Parente, his sparring partner from the previous round in Parente's home country.

"We got one back on him there actually," laughed Davison. "I was wary that he was behind me, particularly in the late stages of the race. He was desperate to get past today, but I wasn't going to let him. He got past me in Portugal late in the race and there was no way that it was happening again!"

Davison was right on the gearbox of A1 Team Malaysia's Alex Yoong for the majority of the race, after an aggressive opening lap move on Jos Verstappen in the Netherlands entry and the Mexican positioned him well into the top ten, but was unable to make the crucial pass on Yoong and move into the top five.

Team boss, Alan Jones, was happy with the result, especially in front of a huge crowd of 51,000 that visited the Western Sydney venue over the three days of the event.

"I'm happy, for sure," said Jones. "Will did a great job. The racing was very tough, there was a lot going on out on the track and he kept his nose clean and brought it home."

Attention for A1 Team Australia now switches to the sensational Sepang Circuit just outside Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, where Jones is hoping for yet more points in two weeks time.

"We've got to do something to peg the French back!" AJ quipped. "They've got their act together well and are obviously the benchmark at the moment. We have a few ideas as to what we will do in Malaysia, but we won't know until we get there.

Jones went on to confirm that the Eastern Creek driving team of Will Davison and Christian Jones will remain.

-team.au-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Alex Yoong , Alan Jones , Will Davison , Alvaro Parente , Christian Jones