‘Mister Le Mans’ to celebrate his 50th birthday at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Tom Kristensen, legendary Le Mans and Sebring champion, will be celebrating his 50th birthday and the 20th anniversary of his first Le Mans win at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, taking place from June 29 to July 2.

Following his 1997 Le Mans win with the Joest racing team, driving a Tom Walkinshaw Racing- designed and Porsche-powered WSC95, TK, as he is affectionately known, went on to top the podium at Le Mans nine times, six of them in consecutive years. He is also the only man in racing to boast six Sebring wins.

The Festival will honour TK’s 36 years in motorsport with a collection of his greatest racing machines, including offerings from his glorious career at Audi as well as the stunning Bentley Speed 8. Meanwhile, the BMW V12 LMR, the first car to take TK to the top step of the Sebring 12 Hours, will be in action, tackling the famous Goodwood hillclimb.

In anticipation of this year’s Festival, Goodwood Road and Racing (GRR) have further released a competition to win tickets to the Festival of Speed, hinting at some of the awesome machines ticket-holders and GRR viewers will be treated to at the world’s most glamourous motorsport event: https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/event-coverage/festival-of- speed/2017/4/competition-win-fos-tickets/.

Saturday and weekend tickets are now sold-out, with Thursday, Friday, and Sunday tickets selling fast. Hospitality packages are available throughout the weekend. To buy tickets or enquire about hospitality visit www.goodwood.com or call the Goodwood Ticket Office on 01243 755 055.

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