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Kristian Poulsen (born 18 November 1975) is a Danish auto racing driver, who currently competes in touring car racing.

Kristian Poulsen
NationalityDanish
Born (1975-11-18) 18 November 1975 (age 43)
Flensburg (Germany)
World Touring Car Championship career
Debut season2008
Current teamPoulsen Motorsport
Car no.24
Former teamsLiqui Moly Team Engstler
Starts34
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish14th in 2010
Previous series
2008
2007–08
2007–08
Danish Historic Racing Championship
European Touring Car Cup
Danish Touringcar Championship
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2009 2012 2013
TeamsTeam Essex
Best finish10th
Class wins1

Contents

CareerEdit

He made his debut in the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2008 with a part season. For 2009 he will compete a full season in the WTCC with Liqui Moly Team Engstler in a BMW 320si alongside team owner, Franz Engstler. He has previously raced in karting and rallying in the World Rally Championship from 1995. He switched to touring cars in 2007, when he competed in his native Danish Touringcar Championship. He won the LMP2 class at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Team Essex Porsche RS Spyder alongside Emmanuel Collard and Casper Elgaard. Kristian currently drives the BMW 320si for Liqui Moly Team Engstler alongside Franz Engstler in the World Touring Car Championship.

Racing recordEdit

Complete World Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2008 Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1

14
POR
2

22
GBR
1

15
GBR
2

17
GER
1

18
GER
2

14
EUR
1
EUR
2
NC 0
Wiechers-Sport ITA
1

23
ITA
2

15
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
2009 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320si BRA
1

20
BRA
2

18
MEX
1

Ret
MEX
2

Ret
MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

Ret
FRA
1

15
FRA
2

10
ESP
1

Ret
ESP
2

20
CZE
1

Ret
CZE
2

21
POR
1

17
POR
2

16
GBR
1

20
GBR
2

Ret
GER
1

12
GER
2

22
ITA
1

16
ITA
2

19
JPN
1

19
JPN
2

Ret
MAC
1

17
MAC
2

Ret
NC 0
2010 Poulsen Motorsport BMW 320si BRA
1
BRA
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
ITA
1

Ret
ITA
2

15
BEL
1

11
BEL
2

11
POR
1

11
POR
2

Ret
GBR
1

23
GBR
2

Ret
CZE
1

8
CZE
2

19
GER
1

9
GER
2

6
ESP
1

12
ESP
2

10
JPN
1

15
JPN
2

11
MAC
1

8
MAC
2

Ret
14th 20
2011 Liqui Moly Team Engstler BMW 320 TC BRA
1

5
BRA
2

14
BEL
1

6
BEL
2

Ret
ITA
1

6
ITA
2

3
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

13
CZE
1

5
CZE
2

8
POR
1

14
POR
2

19
GBR
1

9
GBR
2

17
GER
1

13
GER
2

Ret
ESP
1

4
ESP
2

5
JPN
1

5
JPN
2

10
CHN
1

6
CHN
2

7
MAC
1

7
MAC
2

13
7th 112

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009   Team Essex   Casper Elgaard
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder Evo LMP2 357 10th 1st
2012   Aston Martin Racing   Christoffer Nygaard
  Allan Simonsen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
31 DNF DNF
2013   Aston Martin Racing   Christoffer Nygaard
  Allan Simonsen 1
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
2 DNF1 DNF1
2014   Aston Martin Racing   David Heinemeier Hansson
  Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Am
334 17th 1st
2015   Larbre Compétition   Gianluca Roda
  Paolo Ruberti
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Am
94 DNF DNF

1 Simonsen was killed in a Lap 3 crash. Neither Nygaard nor Poulsen had driven at the time.

ReferencesEdit

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sergio Hernández
World Touring Car Championship
Independents' Trophy winner

2011
Succeeded by
Norbert Michelisz
Preceded by
Jamie Campbell-Walter
Stuart Hall
FIA Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am Drivers
2014 with:
David Heinemeier Hansson
Succeeded by
Aleksey Basov
Andrea Bertolini
Viktor Shaitar