Brit Anthony Davidson joins Toyota Le Mans team
Sebring 12 Hours winner Anthony Davidson is the latest driver to be signed by Toyota to race at Le Mans this year.
He will be joined by Swiss F1 driver Sebastien Buemi and Japanese GT star Hiroaki Ishiura as they drive the second Toyota TS030 Hybrid in the famous 24 hour endurance race.
Davidson, 32, said: "I'm really happy to be a part of the Toyota Racing team, and delighted to be returning to Le Mans this year. Competing at the Le Mans 24 Hours is always hugely exciting, but to be joining Toyota Racing and competing with a hybrid powertrain makes this particularly special."
it will be the first time that Ishiura and Buemi have raced in the Le Mans, while Davidson will hope to improve on the 4th place he achieved with Peugeot in 2011.
He added: "I've heard a lot about the TS030 Hybrid and the technology behind it, and I'm looking forward to experiencing hybrid power for the first time in my career. I know this is a learning year for the team, but I believe Toyota Racing has huge potential and hope that we can prove that at Le Mans."
Hiraoki Ishiura described racing in the endurance event as "one of my lifetime ambitions", while former Red Bull driver Buemi said: "It's particularly great to be going there as a Toyota driver because my grandfather has been a Toyota dealer for more than 40 years so I've basically grown up with the brand."