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Tom Kristensen. Photo: Audi Motorsport
Nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen announced his retirement from racing on Wednesday.
“I feel like I have hit my goals. I’ve been told that you can just feel it when the time is right. I couldn’t until now, but over the past few months the feeling has grown stronger,” Kristensen said at a Copenhagen press conference.
The 47-year-old Kristensen holds the record for the most 24 Hours of Le Mans wins of all time with nine, including six consecutive victories from 2000-2005.
Kristensen’s final race will be the Six Hours of Sao Paolo race on November 30th.
"I have chosen to announce my retirement now in order to be able to say a proper goodbye to the sport I love so much at our last race in Sao Paolo in Brazil," he explained.
Kristensen has driven for Audi since 2000 and will stay on at the German manufacturers in an ambassadorial role.