09 Jul Nicole Drought to make Porsche Britcar Debut at Croft
Tipperary’s Nicole Drought will start her 2020 race campaign this weekend at the high speed Croft Circuit in Yorkshire when she competes in the Britcar Endurance Championship at the wheel of a 425bhp Porsche 718 GT4.
Nicole signed to the CJJ Motorsport team earlier this year and was due to start her campaign in April but the series was put on hold due to Covid 19.
Having moved back home to Roscrea in Tipperary during the subsequent lockdown, Nicole took the opportunity to increase her fitness training and also continued to learn the UK circuits on her Digital Motorsports.com supplied Simulator.
Having travelled to the UK to test the Porsche and meet her Valluga team recently, Nicole is looking forward to going back racing once again. She will drive for the Silverstone based team at Croft, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Silverstone and Snetterton, with two one hour races at each race meeting. Nicole will be partnered in the team by Wicklow’s Sean Doyle, an experienced UK based racer and driving coach.
“In any sport, you train to be ready, in case an opportunity comes along. I’m fully aware that I am lucky enough to have been given the opportunity of a lifetime through my CJJ Motorsport association. It is a massive step up for me and I have plenty to learn, so the plan this weekend is to take on board as much as I can before getting more testing under my belt ahead of the next round. The car is incredibly quick and has far more grip than anything I have raced before but I’m very happy with the progress I have already made. It’s good to have Sean on board because not only is he an experienced race driver, he is a well known driver coach.”
Race one will run at 4:55pm on Saturday with race two starting at 2:45pm on Sunday. Both races run for 60 minutes and include a pitstop and driver change.