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ottobre 20, 2017 - BMW Motorsport

An interview with Mikkel Jensen: “I was delighted when BMW Motorsport got in touch.”

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Five promising, talented youngsters are part of the 2017 #bmw Motorsport Junior Programme. They are all just setting out on their careers, but already have a fascinating journey behind them. In a series of interviews, we present each of the #bmw Motorsport Juniors. This time: #mikkeljensen (DEN).

Munich. Five promising, talented youngsters are part of the 2017 #bmw Motorsport Junior Programme. They are all just setting out on their careers, but already have a fascinating journey behind them. In a series of interviews, we present each of the #bmw Motorsport Juniors. This time: #mikkeljensen (DEN).

At the shootout for potential new Juniors, #mikkeljensen convinced those in charge of #bmw Motorsport so effectively that they were confident enough to allow him to compete in the #bmw #m6gt3 in his first year as a #bmw Motorsport Junior. In the Blancpain Endurance Series, the 22-year-old Danish driver co-drove with Nico Menzel (GER) and the third driver, Christian Krognes (NOR), for Walkenhorst Motorsport. He also gained his first experience on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (GER). Jensen won the ADAC Formel Masters title in 2014 and has competed in the Formula 3 European Championship for the last two years. Last weekend, he was at the DTM finale in Hockenheim (GER).

Mikkel, your career has focussed on formula #racing for some years. Why are you moving to GT now?

Mikkel Jensen: “It was always clear to me that I would make the switch one day, as I don’t have the major financial backing needed to make it to the top in formula #racing. It was always a struggle to get the money together for each new season. At some point, it seemed that there was no chance to progress as I was up against six or seven junior drivers from a Formula 1 team who naturally had much more support and a whole other range of opportunities. Nonetheless, I have many happy memories of my time in formula #racing and it taught me a lot that will be helpful in GT #racing.“

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