Anthony Davidson says he cannot wait to get his 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours quest underway after Toyota proved the manufacturer to beat during the first official test day.

Billed as one of the most keenly-contested Le Mans 24 Hours for several years, the 2014 event will see Audi attempt its 13th win in 14 attempts, as well as the much anticipated return of Porsche to the blue riband endurance event.

However, it is Toyota that has arguably established itself as the cautious favourite coming into the event following victory in the opening two rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone and Spa, a status it confirmed on the test day by locking out the top two positions.

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Headed up by the No.8 TS040 Hybrid of Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre, former F1 driver Davidson is impressed by the car's immediate pace around the demanding Circuit de la Sarthe.

"I have enjoyed being back in the car at Le Mans after a year gap which seems to fly by faster every year. The car felt strong all day and had a nice balance.

"We went through the programme and achieved a lot. Straight out of the box this morning the car had a good balance and that allowed us to work on the smaller details. Generally it has been a productive day and I am looking forward to coming back here for race week."