Team Sydney has officially confirmed Alex Davison will be joining the team for the remainder of the 2020 Supercars season.
Davison replaces James Courtney who departed the team after the season-opening round in Adelaide.
Davison returns to the Supercars grid full-time for the first year since 2013 where he raced for Charlie Schwerkolt Racing under the Tickford Racing banner.
The 40-year-old joins New Zealander Chris Pither who continues his Coca-Cola backing into the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
Today Davison unveiled his livery for the season, sporting the colours of Australian-owned beef jerky and meat snacks firm ‘Local Legends’.
Owner of Team Sydney, Jonathon Webb, expressed his delight in signing Davison with his team for the remainder of the season.
“Alex was in the forefront of our endurance cup drivers list, we’d been communicating prior to James’ departure from Team Sydney,” said Webb.
“So when the opportunity arose for Alex to take a full-time seat in a Team Sydney Supercar, it was an easy decision to place him in Car 19 for the remainder of the season.”
Davison was as equally excited for the opportunity to race again.
“I’m excited to be back in the Supercars championship full-time with Team Sydney,” added Davison.
“I’ve missed racing Supercars a lot and am still as passionate and motivated as ever to go racing.
“I can’t wait to get on track Thursday and am looking forward to working and growing with Team Sydney throughout the year.”
Yet, despite the Courtney debacle and the off-track antics that have left a negative imprint on Team Sydney, Webb is still optimistic that his team are committed to their long-term project which ultimately sees the team relocated from the Gold Coast to be based permanently at Sydney Motorsport Park.
“The team is focused on the long haul; we know that the restructure our team has undertaken this season was not going to be easy,” said Webb.
“We are committed to the project and providing benefit to our Sydney base, our sponsor parties and followers.”
Davison’s first taste of a 2020 Supercar will be tomorrow when the series hits Albert Park for opening free practice at 1.55 pm NZT.