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Geri Nicosia

Races in:
  • 2018 GT5 Challenge

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Geri Nicosia
Geri Nicosia car
  • Team Optimum Motorsport
  • Age 19
  • Home Princes Risborough

Do you have any hobbies outside of motorsport?

I love staying fit at the gym and I quite enjoy cooking too. Most of my time is taken up by my Automotive Engineering degree at the University of Surrey.

Do you have any pre-race rituals?

Mainly, I just like to "chill out". I like to be sat in the car early, running through different race scenarios in my head and planning for some of the million eventualities that could occur at the start of the race.

What are your motorsport career highlights?

4-time champion: 2 x karting champion / 2014 BRSCC Fiesta Junior Champion / 2014 Ginetta Winter Series Rookie Champion. 6th in Ginetta Junior Championship 2016. 3 wins in Ginetta GT5 Challenge 2017. I've always finished the season as the team's highest ranked driver.

What is your championship goal this season ?

To win the championship!

What makes your driving stand out from the crowd?

I'd like to say I'm relatively clean, quick and consistent with an ability to spot an opening to pass any one of my rivals. Not bad in the wet either.

What's your favorite circuit and why?

Probably Thruxton because we have a great history there - it's one of the fastest circuits in the world, combining a series of high-speed, flowing corners with two slow-speed technical sections, all of which are crucial to setting a strong lap time.

Where did you race and what were your results last season?

I competed at two Ginetta GT5 Challenge events with JHR Developments, at Thruxton and Knockhill. GT5 Results: 4 Podiums, 3 Wins, 1 Second place,1 Pole. Also worked as a Ginetta Junior driver coach with JHR Developments, when I wasn't out on track myself. As a warm up to my GT5 Challenge events, I entered a round of the Toyota MR2 Championship at Silverstone with Rogue Motorsport. I qualified third despite the qualifying session being my first time in the car - took two podiums from the two races.