Motorbike-mad Scot Ewan McGregor has agreed to show off his speeding skills at a prestigious British motor racing event.

The Star Wars actor - who last year (04) travelled the world on his motorbike with actor pal CHARLEY BOORMAN - will take on racing superstars, MICK DOOHAN and FREDDIE SPENCER at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed in Sussex, southern England on Sunday (20JUN05).

He'll be competing in The Hillclimb competition, the highlight of the festival, which takes place on 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometres) of parkland roads.

A spokesman says, "He's going to be there all day, but he's doing it all just for fun so there won't be any press or anything. It's his day off.

"He used to ride his bike in races in a team, so he's an old pro."

16/06/2005 17:52