JUL 22nd 2015

'Mr Le Mans' Tom Kristensen to return to Goodwood

The most successful driver in Le Mans history will return to the Goodwood Revival for the first time since 2013 as Tom Kristensen lines up in the RAC Tourist Trophy.

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Six more Le Mans winners will join the legendary Dane at Goodwood when the Revival kicks off on September 11 as part of a sensational driver line up.

Kristensen, 48, took a record nine victories at Le Mans between 1997 and 2013, and is already a winner at the Revival, having taken victory in the RAC Tourist Trophy Celebration race in 2011 in a Shelby Cobra Daytona shared with Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack.

This year he is aiming for a second TT victory in the race featuring over £150million worth of closed-top GT cars from 1960-64 and will be behind the wheel of the unique Lister-Jaguar coupe, which ran at Le Mans in 1963.

Tom Kristensen Revival

Alongside Kristensen will be a group of six more drivers who have written themselves into the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours – with a total of 10 victories between them.

Emanuele Pirro, five-time Le Mans champ and GRRC house captain, will race in both GT and saloon cars in an attempt to repeat his 2008 victory.

Richard Attwood, who took Porsche’s iconic first ever victory at La Sarthe in 1970 also returns to West Sussex. Attwood remains one of the Revival’s most successful competitors, the F1 podium finisher having won eight races at the event in single-seater and GT machinery, most recently behind the wheel of a BRM P261 in the 2010 Glover Trophy.

Tom Kristensen Revival

Jackie Oliver, whose shared a Ford GT40 with Jacky Ickx in what remains the closest competitive finish in Le Mans history, has also tasted victory at the Revival – in the St Mary’s Trophy in 2011 in a BMW 1800TiSA – and returns for another crack at success.

Three victors from the era of monstrous Group C racers will also join the fray, as Revival regulars Andy Wallace, Jochen Mass and Mark Blundell will all race in the St Mary’s Trophy for 1960s production saloons.

For more information about tickets and hospitality packages for the Revival click here.

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