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.”
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.”