Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy has resumed his LMP2 test program with the Greaves squad ahead of a potential Le Mans 24 Hours campaign in June.
Nissan-backed Hoy, who won the European Le Mans Series LMP3 title last year in his third season of racing, undertook his second test in a P2 this week aboard Greaves Motorsport’s Gibson-Nissan 15S at the Aragon circuit in Spain. The test follows a first run in the same car at Estoril last November (pictured).
Hoy said via Twitter that he had an “awesome couple of days at Aragon testing in LMP2” and that he was “pleased with progress.”
Nissan is refusing to confirm its intention to place Hoy in the Greaves Gibson should the car move up from its position as first reserve on the entry list for Le Mans.
“Sir Chris is continuing his preparations for the coming season in and out of the car,” said Nissan motorsport boss Mike Carcamo. “We have not announced his program yet because it is not completed.”
Tim Greaves, owner of the British team that will also field a new ORECA 05 at Le Mans, said Hoy had been impressive at Aragon.
“Chris did a really good job and was doing 1m50s and high 49s when pro drivers were lapping in the 48s,” he said. “He really wants to do this and knows what it is going to take.”
Hoy would share the car at Le Mans with Alex Brundle, but it is understood that Greaves has yet to find a third driver for the seat. The only nominated driver for its ELMS campaign with the same car is reigning champion Gary Hirsch.