Supercars enduro driver Alex Davison has been named as the Driver Standards Observer for TCR Australia.
The 39-year-old will advise stewards on on-track conduct and play a role in the investigation of incidents in the all-new touring car category.
It will be the first time that Davison has acted as a full-time DSO, having only made a one-off appearance in that role for a Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge round.
“It’s my first time doing a role like this in a full-time capacity. I did a one-off round for GT3 Cup Challenge, so I understand what is required and I’m excited by a new challenge for a completely new role,” said Davison, who will team up with brother Will Davison for this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup at Milwaukee Racing.
“I’ll be setting the tone and setting a frame work early in the season, which will be important, with the idea being that we want great, close racing with a level of discipline attached – just like any other category.
“We want to avoid as many messy accidents as we can. The drivers will need to respect each other on the track while racing as hard as possible.
“This is touring car racing, so rubbing is part of the spectacle, however, there are limits.
“Anything that’s not fair, is not OK. Aggressive, close, really hard fought racing is what the fans want to see.”
TCR Australia begins this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park and will be broadcast live on SBS and via the series’ live streaming service.