Difficult weekend for Davidson at Spa

Anthony Davidson at Spa. Picture: Ebrey/Beckett
Anthony Davidson at Spa. Picture: Ebrey/Beckett

Brackley’s Anthony Davidson was in action in the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium last weekend.

Driving a Toyota TS-040 Hybrid, the reigning WEC champion was forced to race the 6-Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with just one team-mate, Sebastien Buemi, after the squad’s third driver, Kazuki Nakajima, suffered back injuries in a crash during practise. Davidson and Buemi didn’t enjoy the best of races, their car suffering some mechanical issues as they raced to an eighth-place finish.

Davidson said: “Our weekend did not start well when Kazuki was involved in a crash. We obviously wish him all the very best for a quick recovery. He was taken to hospital and that was a major concern for us all.

“Once the race started we experienced numerous issues with the car that compromised our race, and now we have to look forwards to Le Mans. For us that is the race we now want to win.”

Whittlebury’s Strakka Racing finished the race 14th, sixth in the LMP2 class. Thornborough’s Danny Watts led the team’s attack, with Stowe’s Nick Leventis and Jonny Kane also driving the squad’s Nissan-powered Dome S103 car.