Le Mans 24 Hours ace Tom Kristensen knighted in Denmark

Nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen has been knighted in his Danish homeland

Le Mans 24 Hours ace Tom Kristensen knighted in Denmark

The Audi driver received the Order of the Dannebrog for his contribution to and achievements in sport, which makes him a knight in Denmark, from Queen Margarethe II in Copenhagen yesterday.

Kristensen, who is reigning World Endurance champion, said: "It is a great honour to know that the royal family has been following my career and recognises me as a sportsman and ambassador of Denmark."

The 47-year-old currently sits third in this year's championship and is also a former American Le Mans Series champion.

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