Kazuki Nakajima has been given the green light to return to testing action with the Toyota Gazoo Racing team after fracturing his vertebra in a crash at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Japanese driver suffered the injury during free practice for the Spa 6 Hours, putting him out of that event and making him a serious doubt for the Le Mans 24 Hours, which gets underway in less than two weeks' time.

However, after some intense therapy that has seen him spend time at Clinique Sainte-Elisabeth in Verviers before undergoing treatment at the neuro-radiology department of Nice Hospital, the FIA medical delegate has said he can drive in the Le Mans test day [31st May].

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Based on his test performance in the TS040 Hybrid, which he will share with Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson, it will then be decided if Nakajima can compete in the race itself.

"I want to say a huge thank you to all the medical staff who have helped me return so quickly, not just the staff in Verviers and Nice but also the team doctor Bruno Franceschini and our physio Beppe Sebastiani. Everyone has done so much to help me; I am truly grateful.

"My passion for Le Mans helped to motivate me even directly after the accident, when it looked unlikely I would be driving at Le Mans this year. I am just so happy that my Le Mans dream for 2015 is still alive and I can't wait to get back in the car tomorrow at the test."