Announced last week, Tom Kristensen has been named grand marshal for this year’s 83rd 24 Hours of Le Mans, in a fitting tribute to the record nine-time race winner in his first year out of the cockpit.
The Dane succeeds his long-term teammate, Allan McNish, who was the race’s grand marshal last year.
Kristensen retired from driving at the end of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship...
Three-time Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Allan McNish is retiring after a 33-year career in which he was one of the fastest drivers in recent years.
The 43-year-old Scotsman won the most prestigious endurance race this year to add to victories in 1998 and 2008. Since moving to Audi in 2000 he has 66 top-three finishes, including 29 victories.
McNish says it's ''important to stop...
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December 17, 2013