CHRIS HOY Cycling skills helped make Hoy real racer
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Nissan driver coach Stuart Moseley believes Sir Chris Hoy has adapted to motorsport quickly thanks to his experience at the top levels of world sport.
Experienced sportscar racer Moseley, who has worked with Hoy since 2014, says: “We often see a wide range of driver abilities in the Nissan driver programme, but Chris carries a lot of very specialist skills from cycling that are very well honed.
“His concentration is amazing. One of the biggest things for a newcomer to racing is getting them to understand how the events work and getting them to turn it on the second the lights go out. Chris can do that very easily as he is used to doing it at the highest levels in cycling.
“His background gives him great focus and he’s very good at listening to advice. It’s very difficult to teach somebody new that at the top levels there is no warm-up period and that there’s a lot of pressure to perform right out of the box, even if you’ve just got out of bed at 0300hrs at Le Mans. Chris’s skills from another sport mean he’s got his head around it incredibly quickly.”