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TOM KRISTENSEN

Tom's career began in 1984, winning several karting titles. He was Japanese Formula 3 champion in 1993, and runner-up in the Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC) in 1992 and 1994. He was 6th in Formula 3000 in both 1996 and 1997, and test driver for Tyrrell in their final Formula One season in 1998, and for Michelin as they prepared their F1 tyres using an older Williams car in 2000. He was 3rd in the STW Cup in Germany in 1999, 7th in the British Touring Car Championship in 2000, and winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring in both those years.

In 2000, 2001, and 2002 he won the 24 Hours at Le Mans race with the powerful Audi R8, becoming the first driver since Jacky Ickx in 1977 to win the race on three straight occasions. In 2003, he won the race with Bentley. In 2004, he equaled Ickx's record of six Le Mans victories in Team Goh's Audi R8. 2005 saw Kristensen win a seventh time with an American R8 entry, making him the most successful driver at the Le Mans 24 hour race. The 2006 race saw Kristensen finishing in third place in the new diesel-powered Audi R10. Kristensen returned in 2008 to claim an eighth victory and extend the record for most wins.

 


ID CARD

  • Name : Tom Kristensen
  • Birth date : 1967-07-07
  • Birthplace : Hobro, Denmark
  • Nationality : Danish
  • Age : 46 years
  • Team : Audi
  • Website : www.tomkristensen.com