Nicholas Whale (born 4 March 1963) is a British racing driver. He currently competes in historic rallying and FIA historic saloon racing events. He runs Silverstone Auctions, Classic Car Auctions and Nick Whale Motorhomes and was a main board director of both the BRDC and the MSA. He is now a trustee and a Director of the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Career

He started his racing career in 1980 by hillclimbing and sprinting a Mallock U2 and progressed to saloon car track racing in 1986. In 1988 he won his class at the Willhire 24 Hour race. In 1989 Whale won the Uniroyal British Production Saloon Championship (class B) in a BMW M3. For 1990 he stepped up to the British Touring Car Championship as teammate to Godfrey Hall and John Clark driving a BMW M3, finishing the year in 17th place overall.[1] He returned for a second season in 1991 for Tech-Speed Motorsport as teammate to Nick Baird and later in the season, Matt Neal. He then went on to race in Thundersaloons and British GT until retiring from modern motorsport in 1996. He then ran the 'Works' TVR team in British GT's for '97 and '98 with Mark Hales and Phil Andrews driving, before returning to driving again in historic motorsport. In 1999 he took up historic rallying and became the '99 Safety Devices Historic Champion and in 2000 became the first MSA British Historic Rally Champion in a '73 Porsche 911 RS. Since then he has raced historic saloons, GT's and Can-Am sportscars all over Europe. He won the St. Mary's Trophy at the Goodwood Revival in 2000 (finishing 2nd in 2007) and has finished in the top 6 of the Goodwood TT in a steel bodied E-Type (CUT 7) and 2nd in the Whitsun Trophy in a Mclaren M1B several times. He now races his original ex BTCC BMW M3 with his son Harry and occasionally still features in historic rallying. Harry won the Britcar 24 Hours in 2015 in a Beechdean Motorsport-run Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Andrew Howard, Jonathan Adam, Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn

Racing record

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1982-1984 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap.

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Pos. Pts Class
1990 Pyramid Motorsport BMW M3 B OUL
DSQ
DON
8
THR
13
SIL OUL
14
SIL
14
BRH
13
SNE
Ret
BRH
16
BIR
11
DON
13
THR
Ret
SIL
14
17th 43 10th
1991 Auto Trader Techspeed Team BMW M3 SIL
14
SNE
12
DON
14
THR
13
SIL
17
BRH SIL DON
1

11
DON
2

Ret
OUL
11
BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
10
THR
12
SIL
19
25th 0

† Race was stopped early due to heavy rain, and no points were awarded.

24 Hours of Silverstone results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Car No. Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 United Kingdom GP Motorsport United Kingdom Guy Povey
United Kingdom Harry Whale
United Kingdom Westlie Harding
Sweden Freddy Nordström
BMW M3 E46 GTR 70 3 297 25th/DNF 7th/DNF

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2009-11-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Official 1990 BTCC standings

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