Cameron McConville has become V8 Supercars' new driving standards officer, and will bring his racing career to a close to focus on the role.
The long-time V8 racer retired from full-time driving at the end of 2009, but continued as a co-driver for the series' endurance races, most recently with Holden Racing Team. He has now replaced Tomas Mezera in the driving standards role.
Former champion turned V8 commission chairman Mark Skaife said McConville experience made him the perfect person to monitor drivers' on-track behavior.
"Being a modern day driver and having competed at the highest level as recently as last year gives Cam the first-hand knowledge and currency in the sport," said Skaife. "It's a difficult role and there will be differences of opinion but Cam has the experience to make the right calls based on his enormous first-hand understanding and the information that will be at his disposal in the control tower."