Nissan: Back on dual wheels! Sir Chris Hoy masters tough pushing attempt in only dual days

Posted on 17. Aug, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s many successful Olympian, learns to expostulate Nissan JUKE on dual wheels in usually dual days – a attainment that would take many drivers about dual months
  • Two-wheel driving, or “skiing,” is a attempt done famous in James Bond films and is deliberate unequivocally formidable to master
  • In June, Sir Chris competed successfully during a Le Mans 24 Hour Race, fulfilling a three-year tour with Nissan’s Advanced Driver Training Program, and achieving a personal lifelong ambition
  • Chris Hoy: “When we held a hurl and was unexpected pushing on dual wheels it was such a rush of adrenaline and service in equal magnitude – an extraordinary experience.”


LONDON He might have late from veteran cycling, yet Sir Chris Hoy has been speckled behind on dual wheels. The former-Olympian managed a wily technique of two-wheel pushing in a Nissan JUKE with usually dual days of instruction.

Under a superintendence of world-record-breaking stuntman Terry Grant, Sir Chris spent one day during Silverstone Motor Circuit and another during Kendrew Barracks, training to expostulate a specifically mutated Juke crossover.

Driving on dual wheels or “skiing” is a attempt done famous over a years from James Bond films, Knight Rider and a Dukes of Hazzard among others. The activity requires precision, modernized doing techniques and a good understanding of motorist instinct.

On Sir Chris’ initial day, a hurl enclosure was propitious for cabin insurance while a specifically engineered stabilizer circle on a outward prevented a automobile flipping onto a roof. After Grant demonstrated a compulsory techniques, Hoy attempted a severe attempt for a initial time. After several attempts, a former Olympian was commencement to get a hang of it, even achieving a few tranquil drives of brief distances with usually dual wheels on a ground.

At a second session, Hoy’s certainty and coherence softened to a indicate where Grant was gentle stealing a stabilizer wheel. Despite a combined vigour of carrying 0 to stop a automobile rolling over, he fast rose to a challenge, holding a ramp during a scold angle and velocity, throwing a JUKE before it rolled over and afterwards pushing offset on dual wheels. In one of a following runs he even managed a 400-meter stretch – an feat that brought outrageous cheers from a examination team.

“Chris nailed it dual for two,” pronounced Grant. “Driving on dual wheels in dual days – many people would take dual months to master that. we consider it highlights his ability to soak adult instruction and request fortify to something that’s both mentally and physically challenging, of that he’s got copiousness of experience. Operating underneath vigour and being in control during all times – they’re a skills we need for this stunt. To master it in such a brief duration of time though, I’m unequivocally impressed.”

Sir Chris added: “I desired it. we never suspicion it would be as many fun as it was, yet we usually wanted to keep going. On day one we felt like we was usually removing a initial feet on a ladder and it’d be weeks before I’d be pushing but a reserve net. Then today, when they took a stabilizer circle off and there was a risk of rolling a car, a vigour didn’t get to me. we remembered Terry’s instructions and it all came together. When we held a hurl and was unexpected pushing on dual wheels it was such a rush of adrenaline and service in equal magnitude – an extraordinary experience. Thanks to Terry and Nissan for permitting me to supplement another fibre to my pushing bow.”

Terry Grant is no foreigner to two-wheel driving. Amongst his considerable 23 Guinness World Records he binds a record for the fastest mile on dual wheels, set in a Nissan Juke NISMO RS during Goodwood Festival in 2015.



Sir Chris Hoy is a Nissan Ambassador. Nissan is a Official Automotive Partner to Team GB and ParalympicsGB and will be giving a bullion all-electric Nissan LEAF to a bullion award winning contestant ambassadors during a Rio 2016 Games.

Notes to Editors:
The Nissan JUKE used in a attempt was a customary prolongation indication with singular modifications to capacitate it to expostulate on dual wheels. Modifications were done to a front differential to obstruct expostulate to a highway circle and to forestall a lifted circle from spinning. A opposite tire devalue was used to capacitate a aloft PSI turn to be used.  Other than that a automobile used was a customary highway car.

 About Nissan in a UK

  • Nissan Sunderland Plant produces a Nissan Qashqai, Note and Juke and a 100% electric Nissan LEAF
  • Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012
  • Total plant volume given 1986 stands during some-more than 8 million units with 80 per cent of prolongation exported to 100 markets worldwide
  • Total investment done and announced given afterwards is over £3.6 billion
  • 476,589 units were constructed during Sunderland plant in 2015
  • In 2015, one in 3 cars built in a UK was a Nissan.
  • Sunderland Plant now employs some-more than 6,700 people
  • Nissan’s European Design Centre is located in Paddington, London and employs around 65 people
  • Nissan’s European Technical Centre is formed in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and employs around 1,000 people
  • Nissan’s sales and selling domicile in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire employs around 190 people

About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of a many extensive European presences of any abroad manufacturer, contracting some-more than 17,000 staff opposite locally formed design, investigate development, manufacturing, logistics and sales selling operations. Last year Nissan plants in a UK, Spain and Russia constructed some-more than 635,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, blurb vehicles and a Nissan LEAF, a world’s many renouned electric vehicle. Pursuing a idea of 0 emissions and 0 fatalities on a road, Nissan recently announced a Intelligent Mobility vision. Designed to beam Nissan’s product and record pipeline, this 360 grade proceed to a destiny of mobility will anchor vicious association decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars confederate into society. Nissan is positioned to turn a many fascinating Asian code in Europe.


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Dominic Vizor
Product Communications Manager, Nissan GB
Telephone: +44(0)1923 899938 (M:+44(0)7580 999016)


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