Speed demon Davidson hits top gear at Le Mans Test Day

Anthony Davidson. Picture (c) Peter Brazie
Anthony Davidson. Picture (c) Peter Brazie

Hemel Hempstead’s Anthony Davidson, together with team-mates Nicolas Lapierre and Sebastien Buemi, were fastest in the Le Mans Test Day – two weeks prior to the 24 hour race, writes Peter Brazier.

A field of 54 cars attended the practice that was divided into two four-hour sessions with an hour’s break in between.

The two Toyota hybrids finished first and second, followed by two Audis, and fifth was the no 14 Porsche which was making a comeback after a 16 year absence from the race.

The Toyotas have won the first two races of the season, making Davidson the leader of the World Endurance Championship.

The 82nd running of Le Mans on June 14 and 15 carries double points for the championship in the eight-race series. Thousands of British fans will make their annual pilgrimage to the Sarthe circuit.