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No not Sports Personality - in any other year would be a shoe-in for Hamilton but in Olympic year has to be an Olympian. Nothing against Lewis but being paid millions is his reward, the Olympians are paid nothing, although will have got some endorsements.
Anyway back on topic, I am talking about THE race. The Race of Champions is at Wembley in December. The event pitches drivers from different disciplines e.g. F1, Rally, Touring cars against each other on what is best described as a giant scalextric circuit. They lay it on the Wembley pitch.
However as part of the entertainment before the main event, Hamilton is going to drive his F1 car around and then take on Hoy in a race. Him in the McLaren and Hoy on his bike !!
Not sure how they will work it to even it up but should be great fun. Perhaps they should do it on cumulative time over two races and make Hoy drive the car and Hamilton ride the bike for the second race. Mind you Hamilton would win that hands down because I don't think Hoy could get his thighs into an F1 car !!
The really good news is that I already have tickets for the event, although it might mean me running a PB in the Bedford half marathon that morning to make sure I get there in time for this challenge.
Also apparently the two are travelling up from Wembley to Liverpool together for SPOTY later that evening. At least I hope they travel together because that would be a nice touch.