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Quinta, 16 Maio 2019 10:23 | Actualizado em Sábado, 17 Agosto 2019 06:13

Alex Davison confirmed as Driver Standards Observer for TCR Austrália


Alex Davison has been recruited to keep a watchful eye over the driver standards of the TCR Australia Series this year.

The 39-year-old will be the official Driver Standards Observer to the category, advising stewards on on-track conduct and playing 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 GT3 Cup Challenge round.

Davison is one of Australia’s most rounded race drivers. After starting his career in Formula Ford, he ventured overseas, finding his feet in Porsche racing, competing in the highly-respected Porsche Supercup competition.

Davison returned to Australia, continuing to race Porsches in Carrera Cup, winning the 2004 championship before getting various opportunities in the Supercars Championship, including full-time drives with Perkins Motorsport, Stone Brothers Racing and Charlie Schwerkolt Racing.

His racing continues as a co-driver to younger brother Will in the Supercars Championship.

The first round of the TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park next weekend, with the event to be held alongside the Shannons Nationals Championships. CLICK HERE to secure tickets to the race meeting.

Every round of TCR Australia will be broadcast live, free and HD broadcast coverage on SBS. Saturday’s race (May 18) will be shown from 2-3pm, while Sunday’s two races (May 19) will have a two hour broadcast from 1-3pm.

The event will also be live streamed across the day and will be available on the TCR Australia website.

Alex Davison will keep a close eye on the racing field in the 2019 TCR Australia Series. Click on image for high-resolution options.


Alex Davison
Driver Standards Observer, TCR Australia

“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 Alex Davison.

“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. 

“I’m really excited about the category. There’s definitely a great space in the market for TCR Australia and I’m looking forward to seeing it progress in the first season.”

Michael Smith
Director, Shannons Nationals

“Alex’s experience in the sport locally and internationally is certainly enviable, and his knowledge will be certainly valued with our CAMS Stewards in the TCR Australia Series,” said Michael Smith.

“There’s a good mix of youth and experience ahead for this TCR Australia season, and Alex will be a great sounding board for the drivers to defer to. Alex is certainly regarded as a fair racer, whose judgements will be certainly valuable in the role as DSO.”

CONFIRMED TEAMS & DRIVERS FOR ROUND 1, SMSP
 

CAR NUMBER 

TEAM

NOMINATED DRIVER  

STATE  

VEHICLE      

CAR MODEL

6

Kelly Racing

Molly Taylor

NSW

Subaru

WRX STI

7

Garry Rogers Motorsport

Jimmy Vernon

NSW

Alfa Romeo

Giulietta Veloce

8

Alliance Autosport

Jason Bright

VIC

Volkswagen

Golf GTI

9

Ashley Seward Motorsport 

Dylan O'Keeffe

VIC

Alfa Romeo

Giulietta Veloce

11

HMO Customer Racing

Nathan Morcom

NSW

Hyundai

I30N

22

Melbourne Performance

Rik Breukers

NED

Audi

RS 3

24

Wall Racing

John Martin

NSW

Honda

Civic Type R

30

HMO Customer Racing

Will Brown

QLD

Hyundai

I30N

33

Garry Rogers Motorsport

Chris Pither

NZ

Renault

Magane RS

34

Garry Rogers Motorsport

James Moffat

VIC

Renault

Magane RS

35

Alliance Autosport

Alexandra Whitley

QLD

Volkswagen

Golf GTI

37

Kelly Racing

Chelsea Angelo

VIC

Opel

Astra

50

Wall Racing

Tony D'Alberto

VIC

Honda

Civic Type R

62

Kelly Racing

Alex Rullo

WA

Opel

Astra

777

Kelly Racing

Andre Heimgartner

NZ

Subaru

WRX STI


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