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Drought takes Endurance victory in Wales

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:17pm
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Drought takes Endurance victory in Wales

Nicole Drought with team-mate Colin Lewis celebrate their win

Drought takes Endurance victory in Wales

Nicole Drought with team-mate Colin Lewis celebrate their win

Nicole Drought took an emphatic Endurance race victory on May 26th last at the Anglesey Circuit in South Wales, crossing the line 21 seconds ahead of her nearest challenger after four hours of racing.
Teaming up with fellow Irish Driver Colin Lewis and the Preptech UK Team, they qualified 8
th for the Citroen C1 Challenge 4 Hour Race, despite having had no testing in the run up to the meeting. With this in mind, the team were quietly confident ahead of the start.
Nicole took the start and gradually moved up the field, taking the lead on lap 44. 14 laps later, after almost two hours at the wheel, she dived into the pits to hand over to Lewis, who rejoined in fourth, moved up to third and held on in that position until the next stop, when the team elected to put Nicole back into the car. Once the strategies played out, Nicole once again reassumed the lead but with a minimum of three pitstops as part of the regulations, she had one more stop before the chequered flag. The team left the stop until just three laps from the end, with most of the top six cars immediately following suit. Nicole rejoined without losing the lead and reeled off the final three laps with no problems to take her first endurance race victory.

 

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