With the introduction of the Duratec Formula Ford series in 2006, Premier Power struggled to get engines in competitive cars due to the long standing relationships with race teams and other suppliers.  Nick who had split from a works team completed the season in a car bought by his family and run by his elder brother Joe.  Premier Power teamed up with JTR (Joe Tandy Racing), supplying an engine and support  for the last four rounds of the championship before heading to Brands Hatch for the Formula Ford Festival.  Having finished second in the Championship, winning two of the last four races and second in the other two, Nick was a favorite to win the festival.  A rain drenched final saw him line up on the grid for the final along side the 2006 British Champion.  On the second lap, whilst challenging for the lead, Nick was forced off the track, hitting the tyre wall at Druids bend, coming back in the track dead last.  A total of four spins and two safety cars didn’t stop Nick taking the lead of the final with two laps to go.  Nicks fastest lap was 1.5 seconds faster than every other drive bar one who was still 0.7 second slower than Nick.  Unfortunately due to a yellow flag infringement, Nick was given a 10 second penalty dropping him back to 5th

Nick Tandy, 2015 Le Mans winner with Porsche, Formula Ford Festival Final 2006, the day that changed Premier Power’s Formula Ford venture.

People that were there on that day remeber who the real winner was as no one has seen such a dominant drive in such bad conditions. 

The result of this race alone meant Premier Power leased engines to a third of the UK grid in 2007.

Nick furthered his career in British Formula 3, Porsche Super cup and GT Sports car Racing before becoming a works driver for Porsche and winning the 2015 Le Mans 24 hour race.