Davison has a Bathurst to forget
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 7:31p.m.
By Ed Jackson
Ford's Will Davison has narrowly missed being seriously injured after a horror Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars endurance race at Mount Panorama.
Davison, who started the race from pole position and was the race leader in the opening laps, suffered a brake failure going into the fastest part of the iconic 6.2km circuit.
Coming into the kink in Conrod Straight, Davison was a passenger at nearly 300km/h as his Falcon flew through sand traps, narrowly missed another car as it crossed the track and kissed the wall as it came to rest near the final turn.
Davison was able to limp his stricken car back into the pits but it capped a shocking day out where co-driver John McIntyre spun under safety conditions earlier in the race and incurred a drive-through penalty for a pitlane infringement.
"I don't know, someone's got it in for me today," Davison told the Seven Network.
"I heard a big bang at the start of Conrod Straight and I thought it might have been the tyre but it was the rollbar breaking and cutting the brakeline in half.
"I went to just touch the break coming into the kink, just to the floor and I just pumped, pumped and pumped. Normally you'll get a bit of brakes, (but there was) absolutely zero brake, even when I was spinning.
"It's your worst nightmare, is that happening at that corner."
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