Olympian Sir Chris Hoy to race twice at Donington this summer!
Six-time Olympic gold medal winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy MBE will be racing twice at Donington Park this summer, as he gears up for appearances at the Caterham Festival (8-9 July) and in the Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup races on 16-17 September.
Hoy is no stranger to motorsport competition, having competed in Radicals, British GT and then winning the European Le Mans Series title in 2015, before making a dream appearance in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2016, finishing 12th in the LMP2 class.
The Scotsman will be racing in the Caterham Seven 310R Championship on 8-9 July, and made his debut in the category at Brands Hatch in June.
Caterham racing is renowned for being hard fought, and Hoy comments: "I'm not hopeful I'm going to set the world alight but, as I've always done throughout my sporting career, I will be as competitive as I can be and see where that takes me.
"I'm under no illusions about the challenge being anything other than difficult but clearly I'd be delighted if I managed to secure a place on the podium."
Hoy's appearance in the LMP3 Cup races in September will see him return to the wheel of Le Mans-style sports protoype car, driving a United Autosports Ligier JSP3, and he will be alongside the winner of a young driver initiative that has been launched by the series. Over 100 young drivers have entered, with 10 finalists now chosen, with Hoy's team mate being the winner of a future public vote.
Hoy commented: "I'm really excited to be racing for United Autosports in the final round of the Henderson Insurance Brokers LMP3 Cup Championship at Donington Park. To be sharing the drive with an aspiring young champion of the future will make it even more special I'm sure."
Tickets for both events will be available upon arrival at the circuit, while tickets can also be purchased in advance for the Caterham Festival, priced from £15.