Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in the book “Le Mans” – Motorsports

Between 1997 and 2014, Kristensen won nine of the world’s toughest sports car races in Joest Porsche, Audi and Bentley, and five more podiums. During the 18-year race in the French classic, he stood on the podium every time his car finished. He also set a record for the 12 Hours of Sebring six times in his glittering sports car career.

Kristensen, now retired from the race, shares his deepest personal reflections and insights from inside and outside the cockpit. This includes the horrific 2007 DTM accident that threatened his racing career.

His memoirs, which were named “Sports Book of the Year” when first published in Kristensen’s home country of Denmark, were first available in English featuring bonus content from Charles Bradley Editor-in-Chief, And the famous sports car journalist Gary Watkins.

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This book covers his entire career, including the years he spent climbing motorsport ladders on Scandinavian carts. German and Japanese Formula 3 and Japanese F3000. Not only his years of working on top-line sports cars on the world stage, but also the diversification of touring cars in Japan, England and Germany (the race he won in all the series he competed in), Michelin F1 tire test, going out with Tyrell, Minardi and Williams.

Tom Kristensen’s book cover

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He explains how close he was to his Grand Prix debut and that he may have made his Le Mans debut many years earlier than the Toyota Group C car …

Kristensen co-produced a 432-page biography with Dan Philipsen, the editor and former daily journalist of TV2 Sport, Denmark’s leading sports broadcaster. Jyllands-Posten, The same is true for Danish sports journalist Nils Finder up.

Le Mans Will be available in the UK in March Via Evro Publishing It will be released in the United States in May.

– Motorsports

Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in the book “Le Mans” Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in the book “Le Mans”

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