Anthony Davidson says it is time to add a Le Mans 24 Hours victory to his CV but feels he has always lacked a vital ingredient for success at the blue riband event.

The defending World Endurance Champion has come close to victory on three separate occasions at Le Mans - finishing fourth in 2011, second in 2013 and third in 2014 - but is confident his Toyota LMP1 squad is fully prepared for the fight this weekend.

"I am absolutely ready for Le Mans this year. I think winning the World Championship last year helps because I feel I've proved what I needed to in endurance," Davidson said. "Obviously you want to win everything and Le Mans is something I really want on my CV. It's a challenge I want to overcome."

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The Brit will drive the #1 Toyota TS040 Hybrid alongside Sebastien Buemi, fresh from his Formula E adventures, and the fully fit Kazuki Nakajima who has recovered from a back injury sustained at Spa-Francorchamps last month.

Davidson believes each time he's contested the Le Mans 24 Hour he's had the car to challenge for victory but not the luck required to grab the chequered flag.

"It's a fickle race which you can't control," he explained. "You can't go there with a plan and expect everything to run smoothly. It just happens or it doesn't and unfortunately I haven't been lucky enough to win it yet.

"I'm much more relaxed this year and we go to Le Mans as underdogs so maybe that's when it will finally happen for us."