Davidson set for 2014 WEC

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Brackley’s Anthony Davidson will again form part of the Toyota Racing team for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24-Hour race.

A member of the Toyota team since the Japanese manufacturer returned to the WEC in 2012, Davidson will drive the number 8 car along with Nicolas Lapierre and Sebastien Buemi.

Davidson and Toyota have been working hard on the development of the new TS040 HYBRID V8 ahead of the new season, with several test sessions already completed. The opening group test of the season for WEC competitors is at the Paul Ricard circuit at the end of March, and Davidson will be in action along with all other teams registered for 2014.

The season starts in April with the Six Hours of Silverstone. A race at Spa-Francorchamps in May will follow, before the Le Mans 24-Hour Race takes place in June.

Davidson said: “The WEC is a great championship to be involved with, especially with a major manufacturer.We want to win the championship, and that is obviously our priority for the season.

“However, the race everyone wants to win is Le Mans. For Toyota that would be something very special and would make everything we do on-track worthwhile.”