Britain's Mike Conway believes he arrives at this weekend's Austin WEC round suitably prepared for his maiden Toyota race outing after replacing Kazuki Nakajima for the event.

Toyota announced Conway's promotion to race status back in August following a clash in schedules for their regular car #7 driver Nakajima, where the former Williams driver has championship commitments over in Japan.

Conway won't be unfamiliar with Toyota's TS040 Hybrid LMP challenger as the Indy Car ace has been the Japanese car giants test and reverse driver for the 2014 season.

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Nevertheless, Conway, who will partner Stephane Sarrizan and Alex Wurz, has acclimatised himself with the machinery back at TMG's simulator based in Cologne while also partaking in the teams test at Magny Cours last month.

The #7 car is currently off the pace in the WEC title race after a disastrous Le Mans 24 hour has left the Wurz, Sarrazin and Conway/Nakajima combination sixth in the standings while the sister #8 machine, led by Anthony Davidson, leads the championship ahead of Audi.

"I'm really excited to be racing the TS040 HYBRID for the first time, especially at the American round of the WEC," said Conway.

"I spend a lot of my time in the US with my other racing commitments so I feel really at home in front of the American fans. I had a good test with the TS040 HYBRID in Magny-Cours last month which helped me adjust to the 1,000PS four-wheel-drive hybrid system, and I have also been over to TMG in Cologne for a simulator session.

"So I feel well prepared for my LMP1 race debut and I can't wait to get started working with the team, as well as Alex and St?phane, in Austin."