CHRIS BUNCOMBE RACING DRIVER
From there you jumped to carting and it seems that is the path most people take who end up as professional racecar drivers. He has really raised his fitness levels in the last couple of years and is an excellent triathlete. Did you always think you’d end up racing cars for a living? The great thing with them is that we have a mobile gym and massage room at all of the races, which has been fantastic. I need to sort out my swimming — then one day I would love to! 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 back of the bikes, having had so many friends injure themselves in motocross races! What bike are you currently riding and how many bikes do actually have floating round?
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My next race is the British Round raxing the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at Silverstone early September but no doubt there will be some testing scheduled before that. Newsletter Sign up for the Slowtwitch newsletter.
Getting to know Chris Buncombe –
Currently I just use a road bike even when doing the bike leg in competition, but would love a nice TT bike! I generally try to maintain a decent level of fitness training and running forms part of that.
I see any Ironman distance as an amazing challenge in itself and to qualify for Hawaii is something very special for athletes.
Is that something you always have been involved with? You are known to be an avid cyclist.
Anything else we should know? 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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Running is also part of your fitness training, correct? Is swimming really such a hurdle, or is it more so a question of time? He also runs and word has it that swimming may not be very far behind, maybe not in skills but certainly in terms of interest. 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. Yes, I grew up supporting my father through his racing career but I actually started myself in schoolboy Motocross.
Race Calendar RD Aids. What bike are you currently riding and how many bikes do actually have floating round? Slowtwitch coaching Coaches Directory. Kart racing is so close that you soon learn the important lessons of race craft! He has really raised his fitness levels in the last couple of years and is an excellent triathlete. I ride a Specialized, I really like their chrie.
Twitter Vimeo Facebook Youtube. From there you jumped to carting and it seems that is the path most people take who end up as professional racecar drivers. 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 cyris, it would be great to think that perhaps one day I could compete in one!
I got my first dirt bike buncommbe I was about 5 and in those early days I loved watching Supercross on the TV! He is great friends with Jenson Button who is considered to be the fastest race car driving triathlete. I was fortunate enough to ride a few times last winter with the great Lance Armstrong which has definitely inspired me to try and spend more time in the saddle!
Did you always think you’d end up racing cars for a living? The other passion of Alex Lloyd Sun Nov 07 We have done a few events as teams, one of the last was the Miami Whilst traveling a lot, running can often be the easiest session to fit in as I can do it anywhere, anytime!
Jenson has done quite a few triathlons and I think you joined him in a relay. I need to sort out my swimming — then one day I would love to! How competitive are you guys when you are riding together? 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?
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 back of the bikes, having had so many friends injure themselves in motocross races!
With my family background in the sport I always had a passion and therefore always wanted to form a career rxcing motor racing in one way or another.