Valdemar EriksenThe dream about a professional career
Valdemar is working hard and tirelessly to be able to live out his dream of becoming a professional race car driver. He was only nine years old, when he won his very first championship in California, USA, in a go-kart.
Now, several years later, he is still pursuing his dream, traveling around the world to participate in various races and tests.
Focus on endurance racing
Valdemar’s main focus is currently on GT3 cars, where he competes in the GT World Challenge Europe, driving for the German squad GetSpeed in Mercedes-AMG GT3. His first year in GT cars was in 2021, driving for Belgian team WRT in an Audi R8 LMS GT3, where his best result was a P2 in Barcelona among some of the best GT drivers in the world.
In addition to the GT World Challenge, Valdemar competes in the Danish Endurance Challenge, as his calendar permits. In 2021 he won the championship by a large margin. When driving in Denmark, he drives for his own team; Valdemar Eriksen Racing, which consists of a selected few mechanics, engineers, and volunteers.
Name: Valdemar Eriksen
Place of birth: Aalborg, Denmark
Residence: Nibe, Denmark (California, USA 2008 – 2014)
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 74 kg
Valdemar always drives with #85 if possible. He was 8 years old, when he started racing. His dad raced with #55, hence 8 and 5.
Valdemar always has both a Danish and a United States flag on his helmet. He was born in Denmark but raised in California and each of these places means a lot to him.
His US home track is Sonoma Raceway
Hobbies: UTV driving, Racing simulator, skiing, snowmobiling, water jet and his Basset hound Harley.
Biggest racing experience: First race in the GT World Series at Monza
Goal: To become a full-time professional race car driver
2021 - Read more
– Danish Endurance Championship. 1st place and overall champion. Driving an Audi R8 LMS GT3.
2020 - Read more
2019 - Read more
– Overall 3rd in the Danish F4 Championship despite missing 6 races due to racing outside Denmark. 3 wins, 2 pole positions and 12 podiums
– Overall 4th in MRF Challenge F3 (Dubai/Bahrain/India). 4 podiums; 1x P2 and 3x P3.
– Overall 14th in French F4 FFSA Academy. Missed 6 races due to racing injury (broken hand) at Spa.
2018 - Read more
– Overall 4th in the Danish F4 Championship in rookie season. 6 podiums and 18 top 5
– Winner Aarhus Automobil Sports F4 Championship
– Debut in MRF Challenge F3 (Dubai/Bahrain)
2017 - Read more
– Debut in German Junior Rotax Max Challenge. Participated in two rounds (Wackersdorf / Genk) and got P3 in both.
– Debut in Junior Rotax Max Euro Challenge.
– Started to test Formula 4
2016 - Read more
– Moved up to Rotax Junior
– Danish Rotax Junior Max Challenge 3rd place in Championship
– Regional Championship 3rd place in Championship
2015 - Read more
– First season in Denmark. Rookie Of The Year in Danish Rotax Mini Max Challenge
2014 - Read more
– Did not race. Moved to Denmark.
2013 - Read more
– Northern California Rotax Mini Championship. 4th place in Championship
2012 - Read more
– Northern California Rotax Micro-Champion