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Jeff-W

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  1. Apologies for only just posting up ..... I've been getting the brake dust off the front alloys ..... the pads and rotors have just stopped smoking ... I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the team at CAT for yet again providing a simply amazing training day on Saturday. The OC was represented by Budbongo and partner, Kim, and myself. The remaining 2 participants were from the Porsche world in 911s. In the course of the day I learnt a lot about the dynamics of rear-engined cars by listening to the sections of the briefings directed their way! The Performance Driver "Track" Day consists of 5 exercises, or disciplines, and as always the instructors (Paul & Steve) flexed each event to suit each driver's aims. Personally, I wanted to learn how to make my car handle and perform using paddle shift where possible, so this was crafted into each exercise. Brilliant! Thank you, Paul! We at nissansportz are indebted to all at CAT (Lynne, Paul, Steve and of course Jo and Colin) for offering such superb tuition to the OC at the special Club rates - thank you! OC members - these courses are fantastic learning days which I commend to you all, irrespective of your previous experience behind the wheel. With best wishes to all at CAT, Jeff-W Not quite as consistent as Blobbish.
  2. Added to Forum calendar - Neutreus, for the Events Diary please, when you have a moment. The postcode is GL7 6BA, which works well.
  3. Sounds good to me - count us in. Remembering how quickly the car park filled up after 10am last time, I think a 9.30 meet is the right time.
  4. No reason not to, Paul, as the last one was a blast. As things stand right now, we are not available 25th owing to other OC business, but the other Saturdays are up for grabs.
  5. Keith, meets could be put on the Calendar to make them visible, or pinned within their own topic so they are held at the top until complete. You make a fair point!
  6. All the best, Gav! Hope you have a great day.
  7. Well done @Dave Gand Pete with the exhaust maps. It’s always good when the Forum spirit is shared around!
  8. The team worked hard but struggled to find pace in Rounds 7 & 8 RELEASE PHOTOS [29] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/05/16 BERLIN, Germany – Nissan e.dams worked hard in a tough and demanding 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix double-header. The team tested various strategies throughout the weekend but ultimately struggled to find pace on the high-speed Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit. Sébastien Buemi had a promising start in Saturday’s opening round. The Swiss qualified within the top 10, but he lost several positions at the beginning of the race due to a minor issue and crossed the finish line in P14. Maximilian Günther qualified in P17 and finished the anticlockwise variation of his home race in P18. On Sunday, it was a challenging Round 8 as the drivers took to the abrasive track in the opposite direction. Günther and Buemi didn’t make it through to the duels phase in qualifying and started the race in P12 and P18, respectively. Buemi fought hard in his #23 Nissan Ariya and worked his way up the grid to finish P14 again. Meanwhile, Günther attempted to chase down the pack in his #22 Nissan Leaf but couldn’t find enough pace and concluded the weekend in P16. "We came to Berlin hoping for some valuable points because we usually have good results here," said Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team. "We know that we have some limitations based on our current package, but it is a bit frustrating not to see a bigger improvement at this point in the season. The team and drivers continue to work hard to try and improve at every race, so we will keep our focus on achieving better results in the upcoming races." The 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship now reaches the halfway point of the season, and the team looks ahead to the next round of the all-electric series as the drivers take to the streets of Jakarta for the very first time on 04 June 2022. Nissan races in this all-electric world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. Driver Quotes Sébastien Buemi "I’m disappointed not to score any points here in Berlin, but I didn’t have enough pace to compete with the rest of the field. A frustrating weekend for the team. In the end, I did the best I could, so I’m not completely unhappy; I now need to work with the team to see how we can improve for the next race." Maximilian Günther "It was not an easy weekend for us. I felt I did a good job during qualifying today and extracted all I could from the car. I was very close to the front and felt good going into the corners. We always knew this track would be a challenge. I tried to fight back from P12, but it was not easy and we did not have the pace. We had good attack mode phases where we gained positions, but we couldn't score points. Nevertheless, we will come back stronger in Jakarta in two weeks."
  9. Great photos, Paul - thanks. You beat me to it - here are a few of mine.
  10. As Event Organiser, and with the agreement of Ctte Events (Neutreus), I have now opened up this event to all forum members and moved the topic into the Public Access area. As stated above, I will post up the official information as soon as I can get hold of it. Jeff-W.
  11. Welcome to the OC, Pete. It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday at the Kemble mini-meet.
  12. I believe you have to have 5 posts up as a user to get certain access rights …. But I reserve my right to be wrong about that.
  13. Team targets improved qualifying at the historic Tempelhof Airport RELEASE PHOTOS [11] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/05/11 YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan e.dams Formula E Team heads back to Berlin this weekend for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. This staple on the Formula E calendar will take place at the historic Tempelhof Airport, where Nissan e.dams took P2 in last season's dramatic finale. This time the team will focus on improving its qualifying performance to capitalise on the race pace seen at the previous round in Monaco, where Sébastien Buemi scored a P8 finish after recovering 14 positions. The teams will need to deal with a set of very specific challenges at the unique Berlin race weekend. With many bumps caused by its multiple concrete slab construction, the coarse surface of the large airfield apron delivers very high levels of grip which can overheat the cars' tires, taking them out of their optimum working window. In addition, the double-header event will see teams competing on the high-speed circuit in a different direction for each of the two rounds (anti-clockwise first, and then clockwise), meaning that the engineers will need to find a fresh and effective setup for each day. "We come to Berlin with good memories of our success here last year, and having seen an improved race pace at each event so far this season," said Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team. "In Monaco both Séb and Max managed to recover many positions, but we need to make improvements in qualifying to give us a better chance to race further up the field. So this will be one of our main targets for this E-Prix. The track's long straights are perhaps less favorable for our car, but the team is focusing on getting the best possible chassis setup to give our drivers a good overall package." This season the team will continue to link its presence in Formula E to Nissan's road EVs. Nissan e.dams Formula E driver Sébastien Buemi will race once more in his #23 Nissan Ariya, named after the Japanese manufacturer's all-new, all-electric crossover SUV. Teammate Maximilian Günther is racing in the #22 Nissan LEAF, named after the brand's well-known EV, first launched in 2010. Nissan races in this all-electric world championship to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. Driver Quotes Sébastien Buemi "Berlin is a cool track and I know it well. We race the circuit in different directions each day and, even though it is the same track, this change makes a significant difference. So it is up to us to adapt from one day to the next the best we can. I had a strong race in Monaco, coming from P22 to P8; now we need to work on our weakness which is qualifying. If we can manage to start higher up the grid then we should be able to score more points, because I think we have a good car in the race. I've had some good success in the past in Berlin, so hopefully we can get a strong result this weekend." Maximilian Günther "I'm very much looking forward to my second home race of the season! My first one was last week in Monaco, where I live, and now Berlin. It's always a challenge to race here. The high grip levels of the concrete surface are quite unique, and there are a lot of overtaking opportunities. So we need to optimize our package to be strong overall. I have happy memories from this track – I won here two seasons ago, but there were no fans present. It would be great to put on a good show for my home supporters this weekend." TV details Please visit the Formula E website for ways to watch. #FANBOOST Fans of Nissan e.dams can help its drivers access an extra boost of energy during each race by visiting nismo.com to cast their votes. Voting opens three days before the race and closes six minutes into the race. Only the top five drivers in the Fanboost Leaderboard can win the extra energy boost, so every vote is important to help Nissan e.dams drivers win Fanboost. More information For more information, please visit the Nissan Global Newsroom.
  14. Yep, I would agree with all of that. I’ve had a couple now and the fitters have remarked how easy they were to fit for an aftermarket part. Also find them well balanced - unremarkable around the villages and in traffic, but superb when under load above about 3500 rpm. My neighbours also loved me at 7.30 on a cold, winter’s morning when I used to commute to work. We are still friends! Love the photos - thanks for posting!
  15. Many Happy Returns! Have a great birthday!
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