Legendary Olympian and six times gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy has been signed up by Nissan in a deal that will see him compete for the Le Mans 24 hour race as early as 2016.
Hoy has turned his attention to motor racing since he called time on his cycling career after the Olympic Games last summer and he plans his biggest dip in the world of motorsport with the world famous race.
The Scotsman has already been a part of track races this season and has mentioned that he is now trying to compete in the British GT Championship. He mentioned that he was keen to take his enthusiasm for the sport to a whole new level. He knows it won’t be easy but according to Sir Chris Hoy, he also couldn’t turn down the opportunity when it came to him.
Hoy mentioned that his ultimate ambition remains racing in the Le Mans 24 hour race but he is also not pushing the limits and has said that he is taking things as they come, one step at a time.
The Scottish cycling legend has won 11 world championships in his favored sport and he will now be put through the Driver Development Program of Nissan as they look to fast track his entry in to the world of motorsport.
Nissan is a partner for the British Olympic Association or the BOA and recently signed Sir Chris Hoy as an ambassador to promote the British athletes on the road to the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. But for the moment, Hoy is not thinking so far ahead in to the plans and all he wants to do is race in a fast car and carve his name in the history of motorsport as well, just as he did with cycling.