Between 1997 and 2014, Kristensen gained the world’s hardest sportscar race a report 9 occasions for Joest Porsche, Audi and Bentley, and completed on the rostrum on 5 extra events. Throughout 18 years of racing within the French traditional, he stood on the rostrum each time his automotive made it to the end. He additionally gained the Sebring 12 Hours a report six occasions in a glittering sportscar profession.

Now retired from racing, Kristensen shares his deepest private reflections and insights from each inside and outdoors the cockpit – together with his horrifying DTM accident in 2007, which threatened his racing profession.

Voted ‘Sports activities E-book of the 12 months’ when initially revealed in Kristensen’s native Denmark, his memoir is now accessible in English for the primary time – that includes bonus content material from’s World Editor in Chief, Charles Bradley, and famend sportscar journalist Gary Watkins.

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The guide encompasses his complete profession, together with his years spent climbing the motorsport ladder in Scandinavian karting, each German and Japanese Formulation 3, and Japanese F3000. In addition to his years in top-line sportscars on the world stage, it additionally covers his diversification into touring automobiles in Japan, Britain and Germany – successful races in each collection he contested – and his Formulation 1 tyre checks with Michelin, in addition to outings with Tyrrell, Minardi and Williams.

Tom Kristensen book cover

Tom Kristensen guide cowl

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He explains simply how shut he got here to creating his Grand Prix debut, and the way he may have made his Le Mans debut years sooner than he did in a Toyota Group C automotive…

Kristensen collaborated on his 432-page biography with Dan Philipsen – an editor at TV2 Sport, Denmark’s main sports activities broadcaster – and previously a journalist with the day by day newspaper Jyllands-Posten, in addition to the Danish sports activities journalist Nils Finderup.

Mr Le Mans is on the market within the UK in March through Evro Publishing and will probably be on sale in America in Could.