Davison’s suspension, established by Pirelli World Challenge race director Dorsey Schroeder, was a result of avoidable contact on lap 1 in GT Round 14 two weeks ago at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Per the SCCA Pro Racing rulebook, a driver receives a suspension from participation in Race 1 at the next round that the competitor participates, a $5,000 fine and an additional three-race probation.
Davison was put on probation for three event weekends (six races and through the Mid-Ohio event) following an on-track incident at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May.
“According to the rulebook, any driver who is on probation and violates the term of the probation is automatically suspended for one race – the next round," said Schroeder. “The Davison violation at Mid-Ohio occurred at the start of Race 1 before the start/finish line that included contact with Colin Thompson."
Craig Dolby, a 28-year-old veteran driver from Mleton Mowbray, England, will now drive the No. 33 Always Evolving/Replay XD/Nissan GT Academy Nissan GT3 GT-R in the opening race of the Pirelli World Challenge Utah Motorsports Campus Grand Prix presented by Energy Solutions in Round 16 set for Saturday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m. MDT.
Dolby drove the Always Evolving Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 last year in the SRO Blancpain Sprint Series in six races with a best finish of fifth. Dolby was the 2006 Formula Renault 2.0 series champion and placed second in points in the 2009 and 2010 Superleague Formula series.
Rounds 16 and 17 of the PWC GT division will be held Saturday (Aug. 13) and Sunday (Aug. 14) at Utah Motorsports Campus.