Irish Touring Car Driver and Motorsport Ireland/Ireland Sports Council Young Driver of the Year nominee Nicole Drought has been invited to test drive the Porsche GT3 with the Sean Edwards Foundation in Le Castellet, France. Nicole will first travel to Amsterdam to do some simulator work with the team, and then she will go on to Le Castellet for sports psychology and fitness evaluation on Friday before testing on both Sunday and Monday.
The Sean Edwards Foundation is a nonprofit Organization and is focused on raising safety awareness in motorsport. The Foundation was established by Sean Edwards mother Daphne McKinley Edwards after her son Sean was killed in Australia on October 15, 2013.
Sean was coaching a rookie driver from the passenger seat when the car left the track and hit a concrete wall, he was just 26 years old at the time. Sean had already achieved an impressive career including back-to-back Dubai 24h wins, triumph in the Nürburgring 24h and was on the cusp of taking the Porsche Supercup championship, having been Vice Champion of the #PorscheCarreraCup Germany in 2011 and 2012. The Foundation works directly with drivers, teams and tracks to conceive and implement risk mitigation initiatives throughout all levels of racing.
The Sean Edwards foundation ran a number of initiatives including a Mentorship Program via their Fast Track Racing School and it is through this initiative that Nicole was invited to the evaluation and test.
Nicole Drought: “This is an incredible opportunity for me. We received a call a few weeks ago but when the second call came earlier this week I realized this was actually happening! The car is way ahead of anything I have driven before so I am not expecting to set the world alight. It will be a wonderful experience for me though- and one I intend to grab with both hands!”
News Thanks to; Nicole Drought Racing & Leo Nulty Promotions
Video Thanks to; /DRIVE – A Video Tribute to Sean Edwards
Published 03/03/16 by Mark McCluskey