The Danish Queen Margrethe II presented Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen with the Order of the Dannebrog for his merits in sport in Copenhagen. This means that the record winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours has been knighted.
“I am very proud,” said Kristensen. “It is a great honor to know that the Royal Family has been following my career and recognizes me as a sportsman and ambassador of Denmark.”
In addition to the nine victories at Le Mans and his title in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the win of the drivers’ classification in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship numbers among his greatest achievements.
The record has dubbed him, Mr. Le Mans and it is quite fitting for a man of such superlative talent in sportscar racing. Well done TK!