Will Davison will make a return to Ford for 2011 as he joins the Ford Performance Racing outfit to form a three car entry alongside Mark Winterbottom and Paul Dumbrell.
Speculation of the move back to Ford, and indeed to FPR, has been rife in recent months and the move was confirmed yesterday, which has led to Davison’s relief.
“Finally I can talk about my future”, stated an obviously delighted Davison.
Davison’s Ford Falcon will run with the “Trading Post” livery, alongside the Orrcon Steel entry of Winterbottom and the Bottle-O machine of Dumbrell.
With three front running drivers, and on the back of a season of many positives, FPR are certain to be a force to be reckoned with in 2011.
Speaking of the deal, Davison said “I am tremendously excited about my move to Ford and FPR â€¦ they are the 'coming team' without doubt, I have thought for some months that they are on the verge of great success, and I am delighted that I am going to be a part of that”.
“Making such a significant change is a tough call, and I didn't make it lightly, but FPR is very strong technically, they are extremely well resourced both technically and financially, and they very 'positive' way they go racing, which really appealed to me.” he added.
The Managing Director of Ford Performance Racing, Tim Edwards, is evidently pleased with the deal.
“Will comes to us with tremendous experience â€¦ he achieved a great deal on the international scene before coming back to Australia and no-one can question what he achieved at his previous team in 2009” said Edwards, before adding “Most importantly, he brings an 'outside' perspective to the team which we will all benefit from; he's the guy we targeted for this role and we're delighted to welcome him on board”.
Davison’s first run at the wheel of his new machine will be at the Official V8 Supercar test day at the Eastern Creek Raceway on January 29th.