Brothers duel in V8s
Brotherly love will be put on hold this year as Alex and Will Davison rub bumpers in opposing V8 Supercar teams.
Alex, 29, will drive for the factory-backed Stone Brothers Racing team, racing the No.4 Falcon in a three-year deal, alongside experienced Jason Bright and young gun Shane van Gisbergen.
Will, 26, will compete for the Holden Racing Team alongside 2007 Supercar champion Garth Tander following the retirement of Mark Skaife.
Alex Davison will be given the job in the debut of the all-new Falcon FG from the opening round, the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide from March 19-22.
Alex is an experienced international sports car driver but also finished in the top 10 at Bathurst last year in a Ford with Fabian Coulthard.
He is known mainly for campaigning in Porsches and recently won the Porsche Trophy for the world’s most outstanding privateer driver in the marque.
A grandson of four-time Australian Grand Prix winner Lex Davison, Alex is prepared for the inevitable comparison with brother Will this season.
“There will be a lot of focus on the battle between Will and I on the track,” Alex said.
“We are both very competitive but also professional. Dad may find it hard to be neutral.”
Alex replaced glamour racer James Courtney, who moved to Dick Johnson’s Jim Beam Racing in a rumoured $800,000 a year deal and had limited running in Courtney’s car last month.
He will take part in an all-in Queensland V8 teams test for one day at Queensland Raceway next month but is also likely to join other rookies in an extra 20-minutes of allocated practice on the Friday of race meetings this year.© AAP 2013
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