Mikkel O. Pedersen was born on January 26, 1997. Mikkel lives in Struer, where he has been named the sports personality of the year in Struer municipality.
Mikkel has been active go-karting since he was just 7 years old and has won a number of Danish and Nordic championships. He became Danish champion in Formula Ford in 2012 at the age of just 15 years.
As a 16-year-old, he was the youngest driver in the best class in Denmark, Special Saloon Car in a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. Mikkel led the championship most of the season and even won a number of races and set new track records.
In 2018, Mikkel was named motorsport talent of the year at the Danish Motorsport Awards and on the same occasion he won the audience award.
Mikkel is today a full-time racer. Porsche motorsport is keeping tabs on him and he is fighting to become a factory driver to get a seat at Le Mans. In 2020, he is driving in the GT World Challenge.