Will Davison drives the #6 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford during race one of the Clipsal 500, which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.
Will Davison drives the #6 Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford during race one of the Clipsal 500, which is round one of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, at the Adelaide Street Circuit on March 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. Robert Cianflone / Getty Images

Davison credits tyres as the secret to race winning formula

V8 Supercars series leader Will Davison believes tyres rather than engines will decide the winner of this weekend's round at Perth's Barbagallo Raceway.

The blue oval had a clean sweep at last year's event at the 2.42km circuit, Davison winning two races and teammate Mark Winterbottom one.

The format this time around will see one 50-lap race contested tomorrow, and two 42-lappers on Sunday.

Davison said he would follow the same strategy this weekend that had served him so well in the first three rounds.

"We just have to make sure we hold onto what we've been doing so far this season - be smart and keep working hard," he said.

"Perth offers up quite a different circuit to where we've been so far this year and I think it will be quite challenging.

"Under the new format, Saturday and Sunday are very different, but the same things apply to both. If the car is kind to its tyres it will put you in good stead."

Winterbottom agreed, saying, "Fingers crossed, the tyre life is as good as the car pace we know we have. If that's the case we can win some races."


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