Gallery: Sir Chris Hoy swaps bike for racing car

Sir Chris Hoy competes in race one of the Radical SR1 Cup at Brands Hatch. Picture: Getty
Sir Chris Hoy competes in race one of the Radical SR1 Cup at Brands Hatch. Picture: Getty
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Olympic gold-medal winning cyclist Sir Chris Hoy swapped two wheels for four when he took part in a motor racing event at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

The main image shows Sir Chris, inset, driving in a qualifying heat for the Radical SR1 Cup. His world-class competitive spirit was evident as he blasted away from the line cleanly each time with the wheels spinning just enough for that perfect launch.