Sir Chris Hoy to join the RevolutionTest Drive Opportunities
- May 9, 2019
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Sir Chris Hoy will race a Revolution in the season-ending Sports Prototype Cup weekend at Portimao in Portugal.
The six-time Olympic champion has been keen to get behind the wheel since he saw the concept drawings last year and has been watching the project with interest.
Hoy, who raced in LMP2 at Le Mans in 2016, has become an experienced and successful race driver since he retired from cycling in 2013 and now competes regularly in everything from Caterhams to GT cars. He won the 2015 European LMP3 championship and is now looking forward to racing a prototype again.
Chris will test the car through the summer, joining the development team that now includes RAW Motorsport boss, Rob Wheldon, alongside James Abbott. Rob has already been involved in the initial stages of the test programme, when he joined the team over the winter in Portimao back in January. His team also ran one of the Revolutions in the first-ever race weekend for the cars at Silverstone last weekend.
Following over 5,000km of mechanical reliability testing and validation, the three drivers will validate all the mechanical and aero performance updates that have been coming through the pipeline, to production spec.
Johan Boris-Scheier drove a superb race winning the Revolution Trophy despite very limited running in the car before the race due to International race licencing issues. The Frenchman built his pace throughout the race.
Boris-Scheier, who is known as Jobo in the paddock and works as a race instructor in France, having raced everything from GT cars, to F3 and LMP3 enthused, “I very much enjoyed my first weekend in the car. The quality is very similar to LMP3, while being significantly more cost-effective. The car is as sharp as a CN on corner entry and is dynamic, powerful and stable as a P3. You can instantly tell there has been a lot development put into it, it’s an easy car to drive.”
James Abbott narrowly won the B.R.M. Speed Award for the event after in a hotly contested Revolution fastest lap battle with Boris-Scheier.
There are further developments that are now making these cars even faster now that the reliability and drivability has been finalised. These updates include new anti-roll bars and springs to complement tuned versions on the 3.7-litre Ford V6 engines that will push the output to 350bhp and further reduce lap times.
The grid will also continue to grow as more customer cars come on stream with the production line now in full operation. There are now more testing opportunities for customers to come and try the cars ahead of that race meeting, including;
- 13th May Brands Hatch
- 15th May Silverstone
- 28th May Silverstone
To book a session at one of these tests, contact the team now as places are very limited.
For further details contact:
Revolution Press Office
+44 (0) 7549 180201