Chris Hoy and the Jaguar F-Type
Sir Chris Hoy talks track days, peak torque and the Jaguar F-Type
Posted: 14 Nov 2012
"Tell you where I did spot some similarities. I was up in a Typhoon fighter jet two weeks ago, and it was amazing how similar it was; it was just like being at the apex of the bend, the compression you feel - except you don't have a g suit on when you're on the bike - but it's that feeling, that thrill of speed that hooks you in when you start riding on the track, and if you're into speed..."
Things clearly spiral from there. So, how often does he get to do track days? "Well, luckily I have a coach who loves cars and understands the morale boost it can bring - plus a few teammates are into it as well. Jason Kenny has a Ginetta [G20] roadster - he's potentially going to start racing at the end of this year, and I'd love to do the same sort of thing, just in something low-key, something that's fairly low-powered, so you don't get yourself in too much trouble. Even if it's hillclimbs, I'd just love to have a competitive go at something."