Will Davison has emerged as a surprise favourite to have been signed to the new 23Red Racing team for the 2018 Supercars season.
The new team was launched in Newcastle this morning, with confirmation that the current LD Motorsport outfit will be re-invented thanks to an ownership change and a switch from running two Holden Commodores to a single Ford Falcon.
While the announcement didn't confirm who will drive the car, Motorsport.com understands that a deal is in place for Will Davison to make a surprise move to the squad.
Davison is coming off the back of a difficult second season with the single-car Tekno team, and admitted on social media earlier this week that there was a risk he would be out of a fulltime drive.
But it appears that the two-time Bathurst winner has picked up a late lifeline through the 23Red deal and will be on the grid full-time next season after all.
Davison's management was unable to comment when contacted by Motorsport.com ahead of this morning's 23Red launch.
Jack Le Brocq had been linked to the seat as well, but is now set to wind up elsewhere. However, it won't be as Todd Kelly's replacement at Nissan, with Tekno now the favourite to give Le Brocq a path to the main game.