DAVISON FINISHES 16TH IN V8 RACE ...
DAVISON FINISHES 16TH IN V8 RACE #2 AT THE GRAND PRIX
IRWIN Racing's Alex Davison has held-on to finish 16th in the second non-championship V8 Supercar race as part of the Australian Grand Prix meeting at Albert Park in Melbourne.
A penalty following a collision with Greg Murphy in yesterday's opening race was handed down by the officials today, dropping Davison's 14th place finish in that race to 21st.
Lining up in manufacturer order, Davison started 19th, but from the outset he was not happy with the IRWIN Falcon.
Over the course of the 15-lap race Davison defended his race position as much as he could. Just as important was keeping out of any trouble, which Davison managed despite being in close proximity to a number of incidents.
Although he improved his position from the start, Davison was frustrated not to challenge for a better result.
"We did struggle with the IRWIN Ford in that race," said Davison.
"We did make progress with the car in yesterday's race, but we made some changes ahead of today's race and that didn't bring the desired result.
"I was not able to really fight with anyone today and that was frustrating.
"I'm determined to finish the weekend on a positive note and it would be great if we can move towards the top-10 in the final race tomorrow afternoon."
IRWIN Racing Engineer Wes McDougall will work with the team to improve the car for the final 15-lap race of the weekend.
"We missed the mark with the car in that race," said McDougall.
"There is one more hit out tomorrow and it's very important that we make progress with the IRWIN Falcon in that race.
"Tomorrow we should start 15th and aim to lower our lap times and try for a result in the top-10."