Will Davison will switch from Mercedes to Holden in 2016 after signing a multi-year contract with Tekno Autosports.
Davison is currently in the second year of a four-year deal with privateer team Erebus Motorsport, but having negotiated an exit, will leave the team replacing Shane van Gisbergen at the single-car Holden squad in 2016.
With speculation rife about a possible move, Erebus announced his departure in a statement, confirming the 33-year-old is leaving the team at the end of the season
“Erebus Motorsport has today confirmed that driver Will Davison will finish his tenure with the team at the end of this year’s V8 Supercars Championship,” read the Erebus statement.
“In a mutual agreement between both parties, Davison will fulfil his existing contract to the team for the remainder of this year’s Championship before moving on at the end of the year.
“Erebus Motorsport and Davison are committed to finishing the year strongly in the Erebus Penrite Racing #9 car at the remaining Championship rounds on the Gold Coast, New Zealand, Phillip Island and Homebush.
“Erebus Motorsport and Davison have enjoyed a two-year association which netted a memorable victory in Perth this year and a podium in Townsville last year.
“Erebus Motorsport is currently exploring its options to fill the vacant seat for next year and beyond.”
Just hours later Tekno Autosports issued its own statement confirming Davison would be joining the team.
“TEKNO Autosports today confirmed it has signed Will Davison to a multi-year deal to contest the 2016 V8 Supercar Championship and beyond,” read the statement.
“We are delighted to have a driver of the calibre of Will Davison join us and we’re excited about the competitive potential of this new combination,” added TEKNO Autosports General Manager Steve Hallam.
Davison, left Ford Performance Racing for Erebus Motorsport at the end of 2013 after finishing third in the championship having previously driven for Dick Johnson Racing and the Holden Racing Team. But his only win for the Betty Klimenko owned team came at Barbagallo Raceway in May, and was just Erebus’ second race win in three seasons.
Davison’s move comes shortly after Wilson Security GRM confirmation that David Wall is moving on at the end of 2016 and Nissan Motorsport announcing that James Moffat is to leave the team when his contract expires at the end of the season, with speculation linking Moffat to a move to the Volvo factory team.