Anthony Davidson says he is confident he is better-placed than ever to challenge for glory in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours, but accepts the notorious nature of the race means having the fastest car doesn't necessarily make Toyota favourites..

Two fairly comprehesive wins from two races for the new Toyota TS040 HYBRID driven by Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Lapierre have set the benchmark coming into the 2014 edition of the endurance classic, the Japanese manufacturer seemingly quick, consistent and reliable compared with its main rivals from Audi and Porsche.

However, with those races being just a fraction of the length of this event at six hours each, Le Mans represents a significant challenge for even the most prepared team, which is why British driver Davidson is not complacent about Toyota's favourable pre-race status.

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"I came to TOYOTA to win Le Mans; that has been my ambition since I came to endurance. This year I feel we are in a pretty good position and I would be disappointed if we do not have the performance to fight for the win in the 'big one', especially after the first two races. But at Le Mans you never know.

"Even if you have the fastest car, there are no guarantees. I will try my best to drive like I did last year because I think it was the ideal way to approach the race weekend and then we will see where we are at the end."

It is a sentiment echoed by team-mate Buemi, arguably the star driver in the No.8 Toyota in the World Endurance Championship this season.

"This is the biggest event of the year where anything can happen. There is huge pressure for the whole team. Even if we are fighting for the WEC title too, the main event is Le Mans and everybody works so hard for this race. It is difficult but if you want to get a good result, you have to go into details.

"The objective is clearly to win Le Mans but no one can predict how the race will unfold. It is a long and tough race full of surprises, so we will do the job in the best way we can and then we will see where we are. I'm pushing for the centre of the podium."