Article on Tipperary’s Nicole Drought Wins Major Award

An article on Nicole Drought, from Roscrea, written by freelance journalist Brendan Coffey, has been announced as a winner of the Investatec 20×20 Media Awards.

Nicole is Ireland’s top female racing driver and just recently won a 4 hour Endurance Race in the UK. Coffey spent a full day with her at Mondello Park earlier this year and his article was an insightful peace on the mindset of a sportsperson before and during an event.
Article on Tipperary's Nicole Drought Wins Major Award

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The judges not only applauded the author, but also Nicole’s achievements and continued progression in Motorsport.

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Mary O’ Connor, CEO, Federation of Irish Sport: Nicole’s ability to reflect and learn from each race stands her in good stead going forward in what promises to be an exciting career in Irish motorsport.”

Michael Cullen, CEO, Investec: “Nicole’s passion for circuit racing and her commitment to push herself and her car to the limits is brought to life in this captivating read. According to Nicole, “It’s not just a boy’s sport” and Nicole is certainly proof of that.”
Anna Kessel, Investec 20×20 Media Awards judging panel Chair: “Women in motorsport are massively under-represented in mainstream media and so it is brilliant to see Nicole’s talent recognised on this platform.”
Article on Tipperary's Nicole Drought Wins Major Award

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About Nicole Drought:
Nicole, 24, from Roscrea in Tipperary, is Ireland’s top female racing driver. In 2016, she became the first woman to win in the Irish Touring Car Championship, taking victory in the Production Class in her Honda Integra. She has subsequently raced in Global GT Lights, Stryker Sportscars and Formula Vee. Nicole is a Nissan Generation Next Ambassador, and also the only Irish Ambassador for the International Sean Edwards Foundation, with whom she tested a Porsche GT3 Supercup in Le Castellet in 2016. In 2018, Nicole raced in the Irish Stryker Championship, running at the front all year with a number of podium finishes. She is also the reigning Class 1A Endurance Trial Champion, having competed in 2018 in a NIssan Micra and leads the 2019 series, having won the opening two rounds.
Nicole is a Sean Edwards Foundation Ambassador, a NIssan Generation Next Brand Ambassador and a member of the Murphy Prototypes Young Driver Programme. she is also an Ambassador for Formula Female, the initiative set up by Irish Hockey Star Nicci Daly to attract more females into Motorsport

The article itself can be found HERE

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