Cycling - Olympic champion Kenny to race in cars

Olympic and world track cycling champion Jason Kenny will turn his hand to motor racing this year.

Motorsports - Olympic champion Kenny to race in cars

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Britain's Jason Kenny

The London 2012 individual and sprint gold medal winner will contest the Ginetta GT5 Challenge Series, which begins at Oulton Park on March 30.

"I'm looking forward to doing a few different things and one of them will be racing my car," Kenny said.

"I want to do a whole season - seven race weekends. I believe I can do so without affecting my training.

"It's still racing and I will see how it goes and take it from there."

The Bolton racer won gold in the keirin at the world championships in Minsk in February. He said he has not got a schedule in mind ahead of the next Olympics in Rio in 2016.

"I haven't got an aim for Rio in 2016, a lot of things are happening between now and then, including the Commonwealth Games," he said.

"I have never been to one - and I am just looking forward to those."

The Commonwealths are to be held in Glasgow in summer 2014.

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