Eleven-time world track cycling champion and holder of seven Olympic medals Sir Chris Hoy will drive a Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, because why not?
Sir Chris Hoy (yea, he’s knighted), Britain’s most successful Olympian according to the BBC, decided to take up motorsports following his retirement from cycling. He raced the 2014 British GT Championship and last year his racing team won the European Le Mans Series.
This June he’ll race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class, because what else would a seven-time Olympic medalist and eleven-time cycling champion do in retirement?
From BBC’s report:
“I wouldn’t necessary say ‘hi, I’m Chris, I’m a racing driver.’ I didn’t do this to replace my cycling, but in many ways I get to carry on some of the really enjoyable parts of my cycling career into motorsport. It’s exactly the same feeling you have when you’re about to race, doesn’t matter whether it’s on a bike, in a car or even when I was younger, racing BMXs. “
Oh, and he raced BMX bikes when he was younger, too.
Meanwhile, I managed to break my personal record of Taco Bell Tacos Consumed In One Sitting. Seven. Seven tacos.
Good luck, Chris!