As a child, Nic was told that he would never walk due to his cerebral palsy and would spend his life reliant on a wheelchair. Not one to be told he cannot do something, with determination and gruelling training he quickly defied medical opinion not just by walking unaided, but also by realising his dream: to be a racing driver.
Now a regular in the British Touring Car Championship (the pinnacle of British motorsport) his story and ‘anything is possible’ attitude inspires anyone and everyone who hears it. Nic Hamilton is a rising star of the British motorsport scene. In a notoriously competitive and tough sport, he has established himself as a future champion.
Born with Spastic Diplegia a form of cerebral palsy, which affects the movement of his leg muscles, Nic was initially a wheelchair user. He endured years of gruelling, painful training so that by the age of 17 he could walk completely unaided. A huge achievement in itself, but this was just the first part of his unwavering determination to become a racing driver.
Nic earned a seat in the highly competitive Renault Clio Cup, the entry level to touring car competition and the gateway to motorsport for many future successful drivers. After a high-profile first season, Nic moved to the European Touring Car Cup. Sponsorship and financial issues in this most money-dependent of sports enforced a season’s break on him, but he returned to the track within a couple of years and making history by becoming the first disabled driver to compete in the British Touring Car Championship.
As well as racing Nic is focused on sharing his inspirational story and his belief that your ambition is limited only by your attitude. Delivered in his genuine, down-to-earth, friendly manner, he recounts his personal story of motivation and facing down challenges, as well the lessons in partnership and collaboration that his sport has instilled.