A new member to the Hyundai family for 2019, Nicky is a versatile racer with proven experience of turning his hand to a variety of motorsport series. The Dutchman boasts success in both endurance and tin-top racing series. In GT racing, Nicky has claimed victories in the Blancpain Endurance and Sprint Series as well as the 2015 edition of Spa 24 Hours, with podiums in the 24 hour races of Nürburgring and Daytona adding to his diverse record. He is no stranger to top-flight touring car competition, having taken two WTCC race wins and nine podiums in two seasons. 2019 will be his first experience of TCR specification cars in the FIA World Touring Car Cup – a challenge to which he is relishing applying his aggressive and analytical mindset. Nicky began his career in single seater racing, and in 2006 was crowned champion in both the Dutch and Benelux Formula Ford series, with a title In the European Megane Trophy following in 2010.
24 Hours of Spa
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (20)
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (22)
Blancpain Endurance Series – GT3 Pro Cup
All rounds of the Dutch GT Championship (14)
All rounds of Mégane Trophy Eurocup (13)
Q1.Who is your motorsport idol?
Gabriele Tarquini is my idol – honestly. It`s a honour to compete against him.
Q2.What are your hobbies?
Cycling and squash.
Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?
Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?
Marketing and communications – I studied it.
Q5.What is your favorite food?
Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words
Motivated, aggressive, analytical.