BRACKLEY’S Anthony Davidson returned to the race track for the first time since his high-speed crash last June when he competed in the Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway last weekend, write Colin and James Beckett.
It was Davidson’s first Daytona event and also the first race for the 8Star Motorsport team he was driving for.
Teaming-up with Stephane Sarrazin, Pedro Lamy, Nicolas Minassian and team owner, Enzo Potolicchio hopes were high for the team and their Daytona Prototype.
However, a mechanical failure after just 12 laps put the car out of contention for overall victory, but a determined performance dragged the car back up the running order to finish 10th in the prototype class.
Afterwards, Davidson said: “It was a tough first experience of the Daytona 24, which was a shame as car was fast.
“It was great to finally race again though, it’s a fantastic event, and I’ll definitely be back for this one again.
“My focus now switches to my role with Toyota as we build towards the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Le Mans 24-Hour Race.
“This year looks like being a great year for sportscars and I am looking forward to heading back to France in June to try and win at Le Mans.”