He has really raised his fitness levels in the last couple of years and is an excellent triathlete. From there you jumped to carting and it seems that is the path most people take who end up as professional racecar drivers. Kart racing is so close that you soon learn the important lessons of race craft! Twitter Vimeo Facebook Youtube. Is swimming really such a hurdle, or is it more so a question of time?
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We have done a few events as teams, one of the last was the Miami I have huge admiration for anyone who has completed a full Ironman distance and although I have such a long way to go with my swimming, it would be great to think that perhaps one day I could compete in one!
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In general terms I started karting quite late — I was Assuming swimming was no issue and fitness was spot on, would you rather race the triathlon in the Olympics or the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, and why? From there you jumped to carting and it seems that is the buncomve most people take who end up as professional racecar drivers. Any chance we’ll see you competing in a triathlon?
During Le Mans week this year I used a turbo trainer for warm up and we worked in a few TRX sessions on the quiet days just to keep on top of things.
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Currently I just use a road bike even when doing the bike leg buncombs competition, but would love a nice TT bike! Did you always think you’d end up racing cars for a living? Twitter Vimeo Facebook Youtube. He is great friends with Jenson Buncombr who is considered to be the fastest race car driving triathlete. I grew up with all sorts of ear problems, which prevented me from going underwater and hence spent very little time swimming.
You are a pretty good friend of Jenson Button, another driver well known to be very fit.
What is the next race on raacing schedule? With my family background in the sport I always had a passion and therefore always wanted to form a career in motor racing in one way or another. He has really raised his fitness levels in the last couple of years and is an excellent triathlete. How competitive are you guys when you are riding together?
Running is also part of your fitness training, correct? I need to sort out my swimming — then one day I would love to!
#16 JMB Racing Maserati MC 12 GT1: Chris Buncombe, Philipp Peter, Roman Rusinov
Anything else we should know? I normally manage to watch the Eurosport highlights of the days stage each evening when possible, which is really racijg coverage here in the UK. The great thing with them is that we have a mobile gym and massage room at all of the races, which has been fantastic.
What bike are you currently riding and how many bikes do actually have floating round? Whilst traveling a lot, running can often be the easiest session to fit in as I can do it anywhere, anytime!
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It was a good grounding for all sorts of motorsport but ultimately I wanted to end up on 4 wheels and I think my parents were pleased to see the chri of the bikes, having had so many friends injure themselves in motocross races! Massage and stretching is very important for driving so it is always nice to buncmobe a physio on hand to work with over a race weekend.
Most of us can probably not really imagine the stamina it takes to rcaing a hour race, even if driving is shared with other drivers. I ride a Specialized, I really like their products. Although you are now racing an Aston Martin in the Le Mans program, you actually got your start in the dirt and on two wheels.
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I see any Ironman distance as an amazing challenge in itself and to qualify for Hawaii is something very special for athletes. The other passion of Alex Lloyd Sun Nov 07 My next race is the British Round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at Silverstone early September but no doubt there will be some testing scheduled before that.
Is swimming really such a hurdle, or is it more so a question of time? Kart racing is so close that you soon learn the important lessons of race craft!