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One To Watch: Nicole Coffey

 

Nicole with Early drive coordinator Conor Flood and her Dad, John Coffey

Nicole with Early drive coordinator Conor Flood and her Dad John Coffey

 

Predicting success in motorsport is never easy but 14 year old racer Nicole Coffey is our one to watch for the future.

In 2010, after only her first season she was awarded the Motorsport Ireland Novice Driver of the Year trophy and she has gone on to win a host of awards since including Motorsport Ireland Minimax Karting Vice Champion 2012 and  Irish Karting Club Young Driver of the Year 2012.

During the week Nicole was in Mondello Park getting some tuition from Early drive coordinator Conor Flood. Wheelsforwomen reckon this is not the last we’ll see of Nicole driving in Mondello …… so we’ll keep you posted.

Three things you didn’t know about Nicole..

  • Nicole has her sights firmly set on Formula 1 racing
  • She was one of only two girls to take part in the CIK / FIA Karting Academy Trophy (the World Championship for 13 to 15 year olds)
  • In a field of 60 of the world’s most talented young karting drivers Nicole finished in 6th place

 

See Nicole in action here

 

 10th May, 2013

 

 

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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