Nicole is Fastest in UK Endurance Race!

28 Jun Nicole is Fastest in UK Endurance Race!

Continuing what has been her busiest year to date, Nicole last weekend accepted an offer to driver with the WRC Development team in the C1 Challenge “Into The Night” race at Anglesey Circuit in Wales. Competing in her fourth event in five weeks, Nicole once again aquitted herself well, qualifying fastest of her team mates and placing the car sixth on the grid. a few small issues meant that when the time came for Nicole to take over the wheel in the race, they had fallen to 11th. A sterling drive, however, saw the Roscrea native charge up to third place insiide the final hour, in doing so, taking the fastest lap of the race as well. 
 
Unfortuantely, just before the chequered flag,the team received a three minute stop go penalty for an earlier pitstop infringement, which ultimately dropped them to tenth. 
 
Nicole Drought :”It was very enjoyable. The car and team were great, and to set fastest lap when racing against 50 other drivers gives a great sense of achievement. We were unlucky with the penalty but these things happen. As ever, a big thanks to all of my sponsors, I wouldn’t be here without them. Onwards and upwards!”

About Nicole Drought:

Nicole Drought, from Roscrea in Tipperary, is Ireland’s top female racing driver. In 2016, she became the first woman to take a win in the Irish Touring Car Championship. She has subsequently raced in Global GT Lights, Stryker Sportscars and the Britcar Endurance Championship.  Nicole is the only Irish Ambassador for the International Sean Edwards Foundation, with whom she tested a Porsche Supercup in Le Castellet in 2016. She is also the reigning Class 1A Endurance Trial Champion, having taken the title in 2018 and successfully defended it in 2019, with six wins from six starts. In May 2019, Nicole became the first woman to win in the UK C1 Endurance series, when she partnered Colin Lewis to victory in a 4 hour race at Anglesey in Wales. In 2020, she became a three time class winner in the Britcar Endurance Series, and scored another win on her return to the series in July 2021, when she took the flag at the Silverstone Grand Prix track for the Motus One team.
In August 2019, Nicole drove a Formula 1 car at the Mondello Park Historic Festival, demonstrating John Campion’s ex Derek Daly March 811 for CJJ Motorsports (above) and in February 2020 she travelled to Palm Beach in Florida to drive the team’s Jordan 192 F1 car.

Nicole is also an Ambassador for Formula Female, the initiative set up by Irish Hockey Star Nicci Daly to attract more females into Motorsport, Joe Mallon Motors, Motorsport Ireland, WISP, and the Siltex Safety Solutions..
Image from Michael Chester