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Davidson to Retire After 8H Bahrain

42-year-old former WEC champion to hang up helmet following next weekend’s season finale…

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Former FIA World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson has announced his retirement from professional driving following next weekend’s season-ending 8 Hours of Bahrain.

The 42-year-old Englishman, who currently races for JOTA in the WEC, broke the news Sunday on social media.

“One more to go, which I’ve decided will also be my final race as a professional racing driver,” Davidson wrote on Twitter. “It’s been an incredible and unforgettable journey and I thank all those involved along the way.”

Davidson, who made 24 Grand Prix starts between 2002-2008, was best known for his success in sports car racing, having won the 2014 WEC drivers’ championship with Toyota while also finishing on the overall podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice with the Japanese manufacturer.

Prior to his current stint in LMP2 competition, Davidson held factory roles with both Peugeot and Toyota.

Davidson is coming off a podium finish in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Bahrain and holds a chance of claiming the LMP2 drivers’ championship next weekend alongside co-drivers Antonio Felix Da Costa and Roberto Gonzalez, who sit third in the standings. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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