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Davidson targets Le Mans win

20 February 2013

Anthony Davidson says his target for the 2013 World Endurance Championship is to help Toyota to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Speaking at the launch of the updated 2013 version of the TS030 Hybrid, the Briton revealed that his intention is to win the event for the Japanese manufacturer.

“The big target for me is to win Le Mans for the first time,” he said. “This year it is a decade since I first raced there so I have a lot of experience and I feel ready to win.

“When you are racing for a manufacturer team, especially one like Toyota that won WEC races so recently, it's easy to set a target.

“Compared to a year ago, the car and the team have moved on and really benefited from the pressure of racing.”

Davidson, 33, also believes the accident he suffered during the 2012 race, during which he broke his back, will not be a problem for the forthcoming season.

“I'm in great shape and ready to go; my fitness is as good as ever,” he said. “I worked really hard to stay fit during my recovery so I was always confident of returning to peak condition.

“It was good to test the TS030 HYBRID again without any issues at all, and competing at the Daytona 24 Hours confirmed this [I'm back in shape].”

Davidson will share driving duties of the #8 Toyota over the course of the season with team-mates Stephane Sarrazin and Sebastien Buemi.

by George East


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