Recently, Kris Bryant and his wife Jessica visited Austria on their honeymoon.
While he was there, he tried his hand at something quite different from his baseball career — race car driving.
Bryant visited the motorsports mecca known as the Red Bull Ring; this visit was sponsored by Red Bull. He took the wheel of a Nissan 370z on a slick 40-degree day and hit a top speed of 111 miles per hour. For comparison’s sake, the hardest-hit home run Bryant hit in 2017 left the yard at Wrigley last May 18 at 112.8 miles per hour [VIDEO].
KB also went through drift training, getting the car around the curve as sideways as possible. To cap off his day, Bryant rode shotgun in the KTM X-Bow, an ultra-light sports car built for road and race use. In a race circuit simulation, the powerful vehicle reached 125 miles per hour.
“My heart was beating a little fast, but super fun,” said Bryant. “I always wanted to get on the track and see how fast I can go.”
Here’s some video and more photos from KB’s race car day. (Glad he’s safe!)