Six-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy has broken his first record on four wheels at Donington Park.
Sat inside Caterham’s most powerful model, the Seven 620R, he completed 19 consecutive donuts in 60 seconds as part of the Seven’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
“Everyone knows I spend a lot of time in cars these days but I’ve never had much practice donuting,” admitted Sir Chris.
“But when someone tells me there’s a record up for grabs that certainly focuses my mind.
“During the attempt I just kept going, putting everything I’d learnt into practice. You lose sense of time when you’re in a spin, so I was shocked when I was told I’d completed 19 in 60 seconds – it was more than I expected.”
The 620R was the chosen Seven for the record attempt because it boasts a supercharged 2.0 litre Ford Duratec engine and limited slip differential – the perfect combination for successive spins.
The record was set on ZZS performance tyres provided by Caterham’s long-time supplier, Avon Tyres.