Nick Whale

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Nicholas "Nick" Whale (born 4 March 1963) is a British racing driver. He currently competes in the British GT Cup and FIA historic saloon racing events. He runs Silverstone Auctions and Nick Whale Sportscars 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.

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He started his racing career in 1980 by hillclimbing and sprinting a Mallock U2 and progressed to saloon car track racing in 1987. 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 Championshipas team mate 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 team mate 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 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 Goodwood in 2000 (finishing 2nd in 2007) and has finished in the top 6 of the Goodwood TT in a steel bodied E-Type and 2nd in the Whitsun Trophy in a Mclaren M1B several times. He now races in a Porsche 911 GT3 with his son Harry and occasionally still features in historic saloon car racing.

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