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Central London today had a special preview of some of motorsport’s most beautiful and powerful sports cars. Eight drivers who will compete in next week’s 6 Hours of Silverstone (10-12 April) posed for pictures and signed autographs in front of London’s iconic Marble Arch monument before heading to The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall for a press conference attended by national and international media including Thomson Reuters, Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Five race cars – three LMP1 sports prototypes from Toyota, Audi and Nissan and two GTEs from Ferrari and Aston Martin – provided the public with a great opportunity to see up close some of the 31 cars that compete in the ACO promoted World Endurance Championship and the world’s greatest sporting event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Britain’s 2014 World Endurance Champion Anthony Davidson was amongst the nine British or Commonwealth drivers who were at Marble Arch and who posed with the 110-year-old Tourist Trophy. Davidson, along with Switzerland’s Sébastien Buemi and France’s Nicolas Lapierre, won the trophy at Silverstone 12 months ago on his way to the 2014 World Championship title with Toyota.