I first came across Tintin in my school library, and I got right into it... They're the best books for kids. Tintin is the best role model; he's brave, he's good, he helps the weak, he's perfect. There are so many countries I want to go to just because he went there.
Outside of his racing, Evans is turning his attention to a Free Tibet campaign. If you want to read more about his exploits and his relationship to the fictional comics literary character who has influenced him, check out The Age article "From Asterix and Tintin to Championing the Rights of Tibet". More power to him.