Between 1997 and 2014, Kristensen received the world’s hardest sportscar race a file 9 instances for Joest Porsche, Audi and Bentley, and completed on the rostrum on 5 extra events. Throughout 18 years of racing within the French basic, he stood on the rostrum each time his automobile made it to the end. He additionally received the Sebring 12 Hours a file six instances 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 Yr’ when initially revealed in Kristensen’s native Denmark, his memoir is now obtainable 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 total profession, together with his years spent climbing the motorsport ladder in Scandinavian karting, each German and Japanese Method 3, and Japanese F3000. In addition to his years in top-line sportscars on the world stage, it additionally covers his diversification into touring vehicles in Japan, Britain and Germany – profitable races in each sequence he contested – and his Method 1 tyre exams with Michelin, in addition to outings with Tyrrell, Minardi and Williams.

Tom Kristensen book cover

Tom Kristensen guide cowl

Photograph by: Tom Kristensen

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

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 every day newspaper Jyllands-Posten, in addition to the Danish sports activities journalist Nils Finderup.

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