Hoy to replace injured Lorenzo in Race of Champions

Jorge Lorenzo has withdrawn from this weekend's Race of Champions due to injury, and will have his place taken by Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy.

Lorenzo suffered second-degree burns on his leg celebrating his recent MotoGP title success in Mallorca, which have failed to heal in time for him to be able to participate.

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Hoy, winner of this year's European Le Mans Series LMP3 title alongside Charlie Robertson, will take the Spaniard's place alongside Lotus Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean in the All-Stars team.

The duo are set to go up against the Young Stars pairing of Pascal Wehrlein and Jolyon Palmer for a place in the Nations' Cup quarter-finals.

Lorenzo's place in the individuals' contest meanwhile will go to either Bradley Philpot or Des Foley, who will take part in a shootout to determine who gets to face Mick Doohan for a place in the main RoC draw.

The announcement means there will now be a total of eight British drivers in both the Nations' Cup and the individual Race of Champions contest.

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Series General
Event Race of Champions
Track London Olympic Stadium
Drivers Jorge Lorenzo , Chris Hoy
Article type Breaking news