Le Mans-champions at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix 2019

Le Mans-champions at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix 2019

Tom Kristensen invites two former Audi-colleagues and new sportscar World Champion Michael Christensen to Copenhagen’s major racing event. When Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix takes place this summer from August 3rd to 4th, some of the best and greatest racing stars will be at the scene. True to tradition, CHGP-ambassador Tom Kristensen has invited two of his good racing friends to join him for the historic race in Copenhagen.  The ninefold Le Mans Champion will be accompanied by Italian Dindo Capello and Frank Biela from Germany at the race at Bellahøj Park. All in all, the three former Audi pilots have won Le Mans an impressive 17 times.

Tom Kristensen has won Le Mans together with both drivers. He won Le Mans in 2003, 2004 and 2008 together with Dindo Capello while he shared the car with Frank Biela in 2000, 2001 and 2002. And even though they have never won Le Mans together, rest assured that the Audi trio joining the Royal Pro/Am race at CHGP this year will be insanely fast.

Dindo Capello is actually returning to CHGP. Three times before has the 55-year-old Italian from Asti visited Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix. He was here in 2013, 2014 and 2015, when the victorious Audi-pilot finished seconds after Luïc Duval, while Tom Kristensen finished 3rd.

54-year-old Frank Biela has never visited Bellahøj Park before, but the German driver is definitely no novice when it comes to the art of mastering the tricky city races. In the early years of his career, Biela won the Standard Car Race at the AVUS track in Berlin and the City Race Macau in 1996, and after winning the DTM Championships (1991) and the BTCC Championships (1996), Frank Biela became part of the Audi R8 sportscar project in 1999.

The Danish Porsche Factory Driver Michael Christensen will also attend CHGP this year. Even though he has only won Le Mans once (in 2018), the terrific triumph in the French classic started an impressive season for the Dane, who – after this year’s edition of Le Mans – was awarded Individual World Champion in the FIA WEC Sportscar Series. Together with Porsche, the Dane also became World Championship winner of the prestigious Constructor-title.

Michael Christensen til CHGP 2018

Before crowning his career so far with the World Championships this year, the Porsche driver has won two of the World’s other major races – the 12-hour Sebring race and the 24-hour Daytona race.

At CHGP, Michael Christensen will participate in Race for Riget, Race for Charity. Behind the wheel of a Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS he will race in order to collect money for the Danish Children-and-Youth-Program at Copenhagen General Hospital, Rigshospitalet.

Besides the charity event, Race for Charity, and the all-time favourite among the audience, the Royal Pro/Am, Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix will consist of no less than five historic race classes plus the entertaining Legend Cars as well as the modern Super GT-series conducting an entire Championship division at CHGP.

Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix visits Bellahøj Park for the seventh time in 2019 and it is the 19th time, that the motorsports event takes place in Copenhagen. The area around the 2.6 km race track will be a colourful palette of exhibition areas, family activities and exciting experiences. With only a few weeks left to, many of the historic race classes have reached their maximum capacity whereas only few vacancies are left in the remaining classes. More drivers than ever before will participate in CHGP 2019 and an amazing event awaits the guests at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix this year.

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