For those who have been following up with Chris Hoy’s preparation for debut race in Le Mans will surely have followed the race and how it went to their star two wheeler champion.
After all, though it was his debut race, many had faith in him and he did not disappoint, having won six gold medals at Olympic level. Indeed, his days of cycling having put behind as he has retired from this professional sport, fans of Sir Chris Hoy have been delighted to find his handsome frame back in the spotlight again, this time in smart racing gear for motor racing.
He has participated in the Le Mans 24 hour motor sport event that is known to be an endurance race of a different category. His debut run has gone well, being in a Nissan that was a sports car of the LMP2 category, of the Algarve Pro Racing Ligier model. He was partnered by Brit Michael Munemann and Andrea Pizzitola from France. He finished in 12th position in his class and eighteenth overall among a total of sixty cars.
This achievement of Hoy’s team can be considered notable, as it was his debut race at the age of forty. He is the first Scot to have made this achievement. He initially started off from an 8 mile circuit that was full of French tractors, Lorries and cars after which the quadruple race started which lasted nearly three hours. He felt that the experience has been exhilarating. Having to do quadruples, two triples and three stints had been tough and there was no way to ease into this kind of race. However, he managed and his fans are happy for him and his achievements on the motor racing front. There is more to look forward from this enthusiastic sportsman in the coming years.