Le Mans 24 Hours record holder Tom Kristensen has admitted that he'd like to win the endurance classic for a tenth time as a tribute to his late father.

The Dane revealed, after stepping onto the top step of the 2013 podium with team-mates Allan McNish and Loic Duval, that his dad had predicted his success before his death, but admitted that the tragedy that overshadowed his latest success meant that he was unable to truly dedicate the victory where he had intended.

"For me, Le Mans was filled with very personal emotions this time," Kristensen confessed, "With respect to my ninth victory, I'm driving with determination and the ambition my father inspired in me. He died in March [but], before his death, he told me that I'd win Le Mans this year with my team-mates.

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"Unfortunately, we lost someone yesterday who had the same dream. He was a very modest and nice person, [and] that's why I'm experiencing highs and lows this time. I'm hoping that one day I'll be able to celebrate another victory with Loic and Allan that I can dedicate to my father because this Le Mans success I'm dedicating to Allan Simonsen."

Already the most successful driver in the history of the 24 Hours, Kristensen showed no signs of victory fatigue as he drove lengthy stints in pursuit of win number nine.

"I'm proud to drive for the world's best team," he smiled, "This applies to all team-mates, all employees in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, and for Audi Sport Team Joest. They make it possible for us to realise a dream and now this dream has come true again."