Anders Krohn is "Norwegian Autosport Driver of the Year"
November 17th -- Oslo, Norway The Norwegian Autosport Foundation, Norges Bilsportforbund, has given Anders Krohn from Sandnes, Norway the prize "Autosport Driver of the Year" 2008. On his 21st birthday, November 15th, the successful racing driver accepted the applause from over 500 Autosport-friends during the foundation's annual prize giving ceremony.
It was Krohn's dominant victory in the U.S. based Formula 2000 Championship Series that was the main reason for giving Norway's biggest Autosport award to the 21-year old.
Anders Krohn, who also won the very same prize in 2005 after clinching the North-European Championship in Karting, has gone untraditional ways. Unlike most, who base their careers in Europe, Krohn has chosen his career path in the U.S. This year he won 9 out of 14 races in the very competitive F2000 series, and won the Championship with a clear margin.
Anders was no more than three and a half years old when he sat in a Gokart for the first time, and despite only being 21, he already has a distinguished career behind him. When Anders was 10, he started making a name for himself in Formula Micro, and has thereafter climbed through the ranks of Karting. In 2003 he drove for World Rally Champion Petter Solberg's team. In 2005 he was also named "Autosport Driver of the Year" after winning the North-European Championship in the ICC-category. After this, he tried his luck in the Dutch & Benelux Formula Ford Championships where he finished Runner-up after winning six races and finishing on the podium 11 times.
"We've been blessed with several racing drivers making headway in the International scene the last few years, and Anders has been the best this year by winning a Championship with hard competition and big grids. The fact that he has also helped younger drivers in his own Karting club and been a good role-model for them, makes him a worthy winner of this title." Said the Norwegian Autosport Foundation's president, Roar Forgaard, who also gave the prize to Krohn on Saturday November 15th.