Nicole Drought


In 2015 and 2016 she competed in the Irish Touring Car Championship, becoming the first woman to win in the series in early 2016. She also made her sportscar debut in 2016, racing a Global GT Light at Anglesey Circuit in the UK, where she qualified second and finished fourth. She was invited by the Sean Edwards Foundation to test a Porsche Supercup GT3 at Le Castellet in France and subsequently became the first Irish Ambassador for the Foundation, which promotes safety for drivers and circuits worldwide. She was also inducted into the Murphy Prototypes Young Driver initiative and travelled to a number of ELMS rounds with the Irish owned International Sportscar team.Towards the end of 2016, she was named by as Irish Sportswoman of The Year, beating names such as Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy in a public vote to decide the competition. In 2018 and 2019 Nicole competed in the popular Endurance Trial Championship. In 2018 she took her first championship victory, when she won the Endurance Trials Class A1 Championship. In 2019, she defended her title and dominated, with six wins from six starts to make it two Championships in a row. Having tied up the title before the final round, she elected to move up to the main class and took a class win there too.

In August 2019, Nicole made headlines when she tested a Formula 1 car at the Mondello Park Historic Festival. In front of a capacity crowd, she drove the famous ex Derek Daly Guinness liveried March 811, a car which was demonstrated at Mondello Park by Daly almost 40 years before!
The car is now owned by Irish US expat John Campion and forms part of his impressive collection. Having subsequently signed a three year contract with Campion’s CJJ Motorsports team, Nicole travelled to Palm Beach in Florida to test Campion’s Jordan 192 F1 car, along woth some other cars from his impressive collection.

In 2020, Nicole competed in the Britcar Endurance Series, taking four class wins in a Porsche 718 GT4, en route to second place in the class championship. In 2021, she debuted the factory built Hyundai Motorsport i30 N TCR Touring car with a win on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit with the Motus One team. Towards the end of 2021, Nicole made her Rally debut, taking the E Fox Engineers Mini Cooper to a popular class win on the Killarney Historic Rally.

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