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  • Writer's pictureVIVIEN STREBELOW

Christina Nielsen joins Girls only while Crowdfunding continues

Danish racing star Christina Nielsen - the first ever female driver to win a sportscar title in IMSA - joins the all-female team "Girls Only" for their NLS and LMP3 campaign in 2021. And you can still be a part of their crowdfounding campaign!

Photo by ADAC / Tim Upietz

Following the announcement of British racing star Pippa Mann, another huge name will be joining the "Girls Only" team: multiple championship-winning driver Christina Nielsen will in fact join Carrie Schreiner and Célia Martin in the rankings of the German team.

The Danish racer is best known as the first female driver to ever win a Weather Tech SportsCar Championship title and is also the daughter of former endurance racing driver Lars-Erik Nielsen.

Christina won the American sportscar series twice and finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice as well. Her only 2020 race was the 24 Hours of Daytona - as she lined up alongside Katherine Legge, Rahel Frey and Tatiana Calderon in the all-female powerhouse team GEAR Racing. When the squad entered financial troubles and folded after just one single race, Nielsen was left without a seat for the remainder of the 2020 season. Her deal with "Girls Only" by WS Racing thus marks her return to international motorsport.

Nielsen started to move her first steps in motor racing in 2007 in karting and later switched to single-seaters in the ADAC Formula Masters in 2010. In 2012, she competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup and achieved two victories in the B-rankings with a ninth place in the overall standings. She would finish as the best woman in the championship.

Nielsen was also the first woman to start the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, where she achieved a victory in the second night race in Qatar - a result that gained the Danish racer the Michelin Silver Trophy and the "Man of the Race" award.

In 2013, Christina drove in the ADAC GT Masters with Allan Simonsen, but after his fatal accident at the 24 hours in Le Mans the same year, Nielsen would later partner with Sean Edwards, Nick Tandy and Kuba Giermaziak. At the end of the season, she claimed the Am title before moving to the IMSA championship.

Christina Nielsen and Pippa Mann will now team-up with Carrie Schreiner and Célia Martin at the wheel the Giti Tire Audi R8 LMS GT4 prepared by the Girls only team. At the same time, the team's crowdfounding campaign to secure a LMP3 program (read more here) continues.



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