Here at Cronic Nissan, we couldn’t be more excited to hear that Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy will be working with Nissan to compete at the 2015 Le Mans race. Using a Nissan prototype racecar, Hoy will race for over 24 hours in one of the most intense races in the world.
According to Nissan, Hoy had been competing at the British GT Championship in order to earn a spot at this year’s Le Mans. However, this race is unlike any other: a high-speed, high-endurance race with some of the best drivers in the world. As part of the Nissan Le Mans Racing Team, Hoy will be racing alongside fellow Scot Charlie Robertson.
“I’m delighted to be stepping up to race in the European Le Mans series for Nissan next year,” said Hoy. “This takes me another step closer to my motorsport dream of competing at Le Mans. This year was a great experience racing in the British GT championship, but I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn to bridge the gap to be competitive at Le Mans.”
The car he will be using is a Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 class prototype, which is faster than anything the legendary Olympian has driven before. Not to worry though; Hoy has proven to be quite an impressive driver this past year. With a little bit of luck, he could be a contender for the podium.