Tom Kristensen Inducted into Danish Sports Hall of Fame

Tom Kristensen Inducted into Danish Sports Hall of Fame

0 comments 📅10 January 2018, 00:15

The most decorated in all cases Le Mans racer, Tom Kristensen, had been honored by his country and inducted into the Danish Sports Hallway of Fame.

“It’s the best you can achieve as a Danish athlete,” said Kristensen, according to Denmark’s TV2. “That means a lot and I’m incredibly satisfied and honored.”

With a record nine wins at Le Mans, seven of which were won from the wheel of an Audi (one from a Bentley, while his premier came in a Porsche), Kristensen is often referred to as “Mr Le Mans.”

As part of the honor, a bust of Kristensen was commissioned and will-power be displayed alongside other inductees, including swimmer Ragnhild Hveger and soccer instrumentalist Knud Lundberg.

“I’m looking forward to the night shift turning off the lights,” joked Kristensen, “so all of us colleague can have some wonderful conversations.”

The inducement isn’t Kristensen’s first Danish honor. In 2014 he was appointed Knight of the Systematization of the Dannbrog by the Queen of Denmark.

Originally from Hobro, Denmark, Kristensen starting karting in 1984 and worked his way into Way 3, Touring Cars, and eventually into the WEC, from which he retired in 2014.

Nowadays Kristensen seems as a rule to be in the business of racing old cars in an incredibly entertaining fashion.

[source: TV2]

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