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  1. Looking forward to photos, Neil. Good to hear that you all had a great day!
  2. Certainly did - just HXD and his son, and my good self. The weather was kind and we enjoyed a large breakfast and a chat for a few hours. It’s a good venue.
  3. Hope the car is OK Neil. I’m still up for Saturday as long as I’ve got company ….
  4. Just bumping this Kemble breakfast thread as it is this coming Saturday. Hope to see you folks there.
  5. Yes, John, it was a top day. The weather was cloudy with a hint of sun in the afternoon, but a pleasant 22 degrees. The event attracted about 120 cars (fewer than booked - I think the early arrival slots deterred some). We saw a really wide variety of cars from Lambos, Ford Escort rally cars, Cosworths, lots of Astons, Alvis and a smattering of Ferraris. We were able to access the static display before the event opened to the RAF Families, so I was able to give John, Pete and their children a guided external and internal tour of the C-17. We were able to see 2 flypasts of the BBMF Spitfire, and one of the Lancaster at a sporty height directly above our heads. I will liaise with next year’s Ctte to try to iron out some of the bits which they didn’t quite get right this time - eg nowhere to get a coffee or breakfast until after 10am. Thanks very much to John and Pete (and children) for being such good company all day!
  6. With new rims, the first question has to be whether the sensors were reinstalled correctly. I f they were, I believe the car resets the warning automatically above 20 some mph as long as the pressures are within limits.
  7. Sorry I missed you, Mick - MHRs!
  8. Happy Birthday, Paul. Hope you are well!
  9. Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz team up with Nissan for start of Gen3 era RELEASE PHOTOS [8] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/08/23 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Formula E today announces Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz for its all-new driver lineup ahead of Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the first campaign of the Gen3 era. Nato, a Formula E race winner, makes his full-time return to the series with the Japanese manufacturer having competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022. The 30-year-old Frenchman had a stellar junior career, winning races in Formula Renault 3.5 Series, GP2 Series and FIA Formula 2, while also taking an overall second place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020. For Fenestraz, next season will mark his first full-time campaign in Formula E, following his debut at the final round of Season 8. The French-Argentine racer won the Japanese Formula 3 title in 2019 and continues to compete in the country in both Super Formula and the GT500 class of the Super GT championship. So far in 2022, the 23-year-old has taken victory in both championships and currently tops the Super GT standings. Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan Formula E Team, commented: "This is a significant moment for the team as we commence the Gen3 era, and we are very happy to welcome both Norman and Sacha on board. Season 9 will be our first season competing as one team, following Nissan's acquisition of e.dams earlier this year, and also the beginning of our partnership with McLaren Racing. This marks a new era for the Nissan Formula E Team, and we believe that a combination of experience and the opportunity to nurture new talent is the right balance for us right now. In Norman and Sacha, we have found two strong drivers to fulfil our vision. "Norman has proven to be a very talented driver in Formula E and in other series, and he brings a wealth of experience and skills to the team. As for Sacha, we have monitored his progress and performance over the past few years and have been very impressed. We believe he has great potential and that this is the right time to bring him into to the team. I am convinced that they will complement each other and the team very well. I can't wait to see them both in action on track in our new Nissan Gen3 car. "At the same time, I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Sébastien Buemi and Maximilian Günther for all their hard work, commitment and dedication during the last season, which has been a challenging yet a crucial one for us. Séb in particular has played a big role in the history of our team, after having been with e.dams for eight seasons, four of which with Nissan. We have grown and evolved with him over the years; his tremendous achievements, perseverance and enthusiasm will always be a part of who we are. To have had both Séb and Max as part of our team makes us very proud. We wish them every success in their careers, all the best in their new endeavours, and remain open to future collaborations." Season 9 (2022/23) will be Nissan's fifth in Formula E and marks the start of the Gen3 era. With 350 kilowatts (40% more power than in Gen2) and a top speed over 320 km/h, the new cars will be lighter and smaller, enabling faster, more agile wheel-to-wheel all-electric racing. Nissan races in Formula E 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 Norman Nato "I'm very happy to be making my comeback as a full-time driver in Formula E with Nissan. The Gen3 era will be a new chapter for the championship, and I'm excited to prepare for testing and drive the car. The hard work starts now - I have a lot to learn and areas to develop in with the team to be at my best for the first round of Season 9 in Mexico City." Sacha Fenestraz "It's a dream come true. It will be a big step forward in my career, to move up into a World Championship for the first time and to be competing at such a high level against some of the best drivers in the world. It's going to be a different challenge for me as it will be my first season in an all-electric car. I'm excited to compete in this championship as street circuits are my favourite, with high risks and no room for errors. As a rookie in a new format, there is a lot of preparation to do and plenty to learn! I've been dreaming of this moment for a very long time, and I am very grateful to Nissan for this opportunity. I can't wait to get started and I'll do everything to perform as best as I can." About Nissan in Formula E Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series. In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 (2022/23) and through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series. In April 2022, Nissan acquired the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era. For Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Nissan Formula E drivers will be Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz. The team will continue to link its presence in the all-electric championship to Nissan's road EVs. The #23 Nissan Ariya is named after the Japanese manufacturer's electric crossover SUV and the #22 Nissan LEAF, named after the brand's well-known EV, first launched in 2010. More information Please visit Global.NissanNews.com/FormulaEPressKit
  10. The Brizefest Ctte have notified me that entry for Autosports vehicles will be through the main entrance, with each Club being given a time slot for arrival. I have been told that the slots will be allocated shortly, so we'll stick with our current RV timings until told otherwise. I have absolutely no confidence that this plan will work on the day as it is being run by the RAF Police, but we have to do as we're told ....... Budbongo - could you PM your mobile number to me please so I have comms with all drivers on the day - many thanks. Jeff
  11. I believe that the panel is leather - the best solution I can think of would be a really good saddle-care product of your choice, but I suspect that the surface cracks are there to stay whatever you use. A really good leather moisturising treatment can hide many evils, however.
  12. In previous years there has been no seating within a short distance of the Autosport parking area - you may like to bring your own so you can take the weight off your feet throughout the day.
  13. Club pre-RV for RAF Brize Norton Families Day To ease our passage through security at RAF Brize Norton, and to help with us parking as a group, the event organisers have requested that we arrive in convoy. To this end, we will meet (RV) at the Carterton Sports Pavilion, shown by the pin on the attached screen shot as OX18 3AN. You can see that there is a BP Petrol Station close by if you need coffee or Subway. Do not use any other post code for the RV and also do not use any post code for the Leisure Centre - it is nowhere near the Sports Pavilion!!. I have asked the organisers for details of the event marshalling point so that any late arrivals can go straight there - I will publish this information when I have it. We will leave our RV at 8.30am or when we have all cars, whichever the sooner. If your journey goes really badly wrong, and there is no way you can make on-time, please call or text me 07866 471377 so the rest of the group can continue into the event. Remember your photo ID and please don't bring an unregistered car or passenger. The traffic on the A40 across North Oxford can be dire at any and all times of day - if you intend to use this road, please check the traffic situation before committing to the route. Questions to me by PM, text, anyway you like. Jeff.
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