Kazuki Nakajima has been given the green light to race with Toyota Gazoo Racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours after successfully passing a medical ahead of the endurance event.

The Japanese driver suffered a fractured vertebra is a high-speed accident during the Spa 6 Hours in May, putting him in doubt for the round-the-clock classic.

However, after being allowed to take part in the Le Mans test over the weekend, Nakajima - who scored pole position for the manufacturer last year - has been told he can start the race as planned in the car he will share with Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson.

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"I have already won my first race this season; recovering my fitness in time for Le Mans. I want to say a huge thanks to the doctors in Verviers and Nice, plus the team physios who have performed miracles to get me ready for Le Mans. Without their hard work, I could not have done it. Last year I got the pole position which was a special moment but not my main goal, which is of course to win.

"We unfortunately didn't achieve that so of course it is my dream for this year, even if we know it will be difficult. Everyone is really motivated and positive; we know from last year that there are no certainties at Le Mans so we hope to cause a surprise."

Had Nakajima been unable to drive, former F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi would have filled his seat. He will remain on standby for the Le Mans race, nonetheless.