… SO WAS THE CAR BEHIND IT
Toyota Racing signalled its intentions perfectly at the first World Endurance Championship round at Silverstone by dominating proceedings in wet conditions with their TS040 Hybrid cars to come home in a 1-2 finish at the RAC International Tourist Trophy.
Brit Anthony Davidson teamed up with Nicolas Lapierre and Sebastian Buemi to bring the lead machine home a clear lap ahead of its sister car. The anticipated scrap for the lead never materialised after both Audis crashed out of the running, with the sole surviving Porsche not able to match the race pace of Toyota’s 986bhp, four wheel drive charger.
Davidson was understandably chuffed. “It has been a fantastic weekend and it is brilliant to win my home race. The team did a fantastic job all weekend.
“It looked like it would be an epic fight with Audi and Porsche if it had stayed dry, but we knew the rain was coming and we had set our car up for wet conditions. We made the right call on tyres, the strategy was just perfect; that’s how you win races. It is particularly special to also win the Tourist Trophy and the Richard Lloyd Trophy. It is a fantastic achievement and I couldn’t have wished for a better weekend.” Will there be a spirited fight back from the Germans? We can’t wait to find out at Spa Francorchamps on the 3rd May for round two…