The European Le Mans Series took place at Silverstone on 11th April with Sir Chris Hoy and his racing partner Charlie Roberston winning in the LMP3 class race.
Late last year it was announced that Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champion Charlie Robertson would compete in the new LMP3 category.
When it was initially announced, Chris Hoy said “I’m delighted to be stepping up to race in the European Le Mans Series for Nissan next year. 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. I’m also excited to be joining fellow Scot Charlie [Robertson] who’s already achieved so much in his young motor racing career.”
Powered by Nissan, the LMP3 car has a homologated carbon monocoque, a Nissan V8 Engine capable of 500 hp, an Xtrac 6 Speed sequential gearbox with paddleshift in addition to an FIA approved high capacity Fuel System and provides added extras such as traction control and air conditioning.
The LMP3 category is a new endurance racing category which plays host to 7 Ginettas; the only manufacturer in the category. The Ginetta driven by Hoy run by team LNT was the most hyped about Ginetta on the grid.
Our photographer Steven Roe had the pleasure of photographing the LMP3 prototype both in the garage and on track, which sees Hoy well on his way to his objective of competing in the 2016 Le Mans race.