Will Davison to drive Mercedes for 2014 season

Last updated 19:26 06/01/2014

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Will Davison will drive a Mercedes in this year's V8 Supercars championship after Erebus Motorsport owner Betty Klimenko confirmed a team switch on Monday.

Davison, 31, leaves Ford Performance Racing for Erebus after finishing third in the 2013 championship, his best V8 season result.

Klimenko said she couldn't be happier with the move which should see Erebus finish higher than their 11th place constructors finish in 2013.

"He is a lovely boy, who sees the big picture," she said.

"He understands that he is coming into a team that is still finding its roots."

Davison, who has swapped between Ford and Holden three times in his career, joins Lee Holdsworth behind the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG for 2014.

"It's a major coup for us," Erebus chief executive Ryan Maddison said.

"Will is among the top three drivers in Australia with a tremendous record of success over the past five seasons... he'll be a key part of our success as we move forward."

Winning two races in the 2013, Davison overtook former Ford teammate Mark Winterbottom on the leaderboard in the final round of the 2013 series.

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