Sir Chris Hoy becomes ‘Motor Racing Champion’
British Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy who has now swapped his two wheels for four has won the European Le Mans Series LM P3 title together with his team mate Charlie Robertson.
Motor Racing Champion
Sir Chris and his teammate Charlie sealed their championship victory at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France. This now gives them an unassailable lead with the final race of the season still remaining. Hoy and Robertson now lead the series with 52 points following their fantastic win at Silverstone in April, which puts them 12 points ahead of Rob Garofall. Last years GT Academy winner Gaetan Paletou took the race lead in the early stages but a technical issue caused him to spin his Ginetta-Nissan.
Nissan GT Academy
Sir Chris Hoy now has his sights set on competing in the greatest race of all time, the Le Mans 24 hours and has been on the same driver development programme that trains Nissan’s GT Academy winners. Approaching his motor racing with the same commitment that took him to Olympic glory on so many occasions, Hoy is now making the progress he needs for the Le Mans.
Le Mans 24 hours
The Le Mans 24 hours is the worlds oldest sports car race, often called the ‘Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”. The racing teams have to balance speed together with the cars ability to race for the 24 hours without any mechanical damage occurring.