Taz Douglas is set to return to the Australian Supercars Championship grid for the season’s first Pirtek Enduro Cup round, the Sandown 500.

Team owner Lucas Dumbrell confirmed that the Victorian will serve as co-driver to Aaren Russell in the #3 LD Motorsport Holden Commodore at next weekend’s 500-kilometre race at the historic Melbourne circuit, meaning Alex Davison will be paired with rookie driver Alex Rullo in its second #62 entry.

Douglas is the last driver to be confirmed on the grid for the first leg of three Enduro Cup rounds, with the Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600 events to follow in October.

The 33-year-old featured in the backmarker outfit’s continued revolving door of drivers in its #62 entry and ran in five of the first six rounds of the season after the team was could not run its off-season signing Matt Chahda when he was refused a Superlicense.

Douglas stood aside for Matt Brabham at the Perth SuperSprint and was later replaced by Cameron McConville for the Darwin Triple Crown. McConville quit after that round while Russell was signed for the following Townsville event, along with the Sandown, Bathurst and the inaugural Newcastle round at the end of the season.

Davison, meanwhile, made his own return to the championship at the Queensland Raceway and Sydney Motorsport Park rounds.

Image via LD Motorsport

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