Driver Profile Nikolaj E. Mortensen

Nikolaj E. Mortensen is a semi-pro racing driver from Copenhagen, Denmark, born in 1988.

Nikolaj grew up in a family where his father Jens Peter Mortensen and uncle Preben Mortensen did club racing and sprints in the '80s and '90s.

Nikolaj certainly got his interest in motorsport that way and was attending all races with his father. The smell of race fuel was therefore familiar from a very young age.

Nikolaj started his career in 2001 with go-karting at “Koebenhavns Gokart bane” but later enjoyed motorbike racing where he raced Minimoto, Honda NSF cup and motocross on Honda CR125 and Husaberg 250cc.

In 2010 Nikolaj got the chance to drive Historic Racing during Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix in a 1963 MG Midget, his friend and himself race-prepared on a very low budget.

Even with the low budget and a car that was barely safe enough to race, Nikolaj got several podia finishes through the first couple of years.


In 2014 Nikolaj raced an MGB at Spa Francorchamps in the 1 hour British Sportscar class and came 4th in class and 43/89 overall.

That same year he received his first medal with his 3rd place in the Danish Championship for pre-66 cars.

In 2015 Nikolaj formed his racing team and won his first Championship among faster cars in the pre-66 class and had lap records in the class on 5/6 tracks. He also got the chance to race the 1 hour Masters Gentleman Drivers race at Spa Francorchamps in a 1964 Ginetta G4 and came 3rd in class.

In 2016 Nikolaj went back to Spa Francorchamps but this time in the mighty Six Hours Endurance race in a Ginetta G4 and won the class and came 62/105 overall after a long 10-minute pit stop with only 30 minutes to go. 

The season 2016 also landed Nikolaj in 2nd place at the 50-minute endurance night race “Padborg Night Race” in his MG Midget after the winning Ford GT40.

Nikolaj also had the experience with racing sportscars racing the iconic Costin Nathan Astra RNR-2 at Classic Race Aarhus.


Nikolaj then did the season 2017 in a Lotus Elan 26R that gave him 4/5 podium finishes with an impressive 3rdplace at the Sixtyfivers 1 hour Endurance race at Ring Djursland and 3rdplace at Classic Race Aarhus together with a 3rdplace in the Danish Championship in the pre-71 class.

In 2018 Nikolaj won both Classic Race Aarhus and Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix in the pre-71 class and became a happy owner of his second Championship title in a Turner Mk2.

The 2019 season provided Nikolaj with a new experience of racing Formula cars with a 1966 Brabham BT-15 and Lola T-87 F1 but also saloon cars Ford Lotus Cortina and Fiat Abarth 1000TC.

In 2020 Nikolaj scored his third Championship title in the pre-66 class in his Turner Mk2.

The 2021 season gave Nikolaj 3rd place in the Danish Championship racing his new build Austin Speedwell GT.