Roscrea’s Nicole Drought, 22, has been nominated for Sportswoman of the Year 2016. The University of Limerick student was also recently honoured by Tipperary County Council, who presented her with a Civic Award in recognition of her achievements on the track.
Having raced and won in the Irish Touring Car Championship in 2016, Nicole also made her sportscar debut, racing a Global GT Light at Anglesey in Wales. Despite being new to both the car and the track, she qualified second and finished fourth, just missing a podium finish by a tenth of a second.
For 2017, Nicole will contest the entire Global GT Light series in the UK, as well as selected Irish races. She has also been invited to France to test a Super Serie Mitjet car and is in negotiations to possibly compete in a round of their 2017 series too.
Nicole Drought, Sean Edwards Foundation Ambassador/Murphy Prototypes Young Driver:
“I’m honoured to be nominated for this award and amazed at the support I have received in the last week- it has been incredible. I would also like to thank Tipperary County Council for the Civic Award I received recently.”
To vote for Nicole as Irish sportswoman of The Year, log onto www.sportswomen.ie or click HERE and select her from the list of nominees and click “Vote”. Voting will close Monday 19th December 2016 at 8.30am.
Nicole Drought, 22, is a native of Roscrea in Tipperary. A former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain, she made her motor racing debut in 2015, driving a 250bhp Honda Integra in the Irish Touring Car Championship. In 2016, she became the first Irish Ambassador for the Sean Edwards Foundation and accepted their invitation to travel to Le Castellet in France to test a GT3 Porsche 911. Also in 2016, became a member of the Murphy Prototypes Young Driver programme and attended an ELMS race in France with the Irish based European sportscar team.