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  1. I love the casual way you “just” fitted an exhaust and serviced the car in one night.
  2. Nissan e.dams to take on the heat in Marrakesh E-Prix return Team set to experience soaring temperatures in first Marrakesh Formula E race since 2020 RELEASE PHOTOS [10] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/06/29 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan e.dams heads to Marrakesh this weekend for Round 10 of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with the team set to battle extreme temperatures in the final single-race event on the calendar. A late addition to the Season 8 calendar, replacing the scheduled visit to Vancouver, this weekend marks the fifth time Formula E has raced in the Red City, where Sébastien Buemi and Maximilian Günther have both enjoyed success. Buemi won the first Marrakesh E-Prix in 2016 and finished second in 2018, while Günther was on the podium the last time Formula E travelled to the 2.99-kilometre Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan in 2020. The event will be subject to intense heat, something not seen before in past Marrakesh E-Prix, thanks to the meeting previously being held in winter. Air temperature is expected to rise to almost 40 °C, bringing additional challenges to the drivers and teams. To combat the midday heat, Formula E will implement a slightly altered schedule. Rather than run every session in one day, Free Practice 1 will take place on Friday evening, with Free Practice 2 and Qualifying on Saturday morning. There will then be a break ahead of the race, which will get underway at 17:00 local time (GMT+1). "We're all looking forward to Marrakesh, we've been there before, most recently in Season 6," said Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team. "Drivers like the circuit, it suits Formula E cars and offers plenty of chances to overtake. Unlike previous editions of the Marrakesh E-Prix, this weekend's event will be held in summer, meaning even higher temperatures than we had in Jakarta. We've got a slightly different running schedule to avoid on-track action during the hottest hours of the day which will help, but it's still going to be a real challenge for our drivers and engineers." The team is theming its presence in Formula E to Nissan's road EVs. Buemi will race his #23 Nissan Ariya, named after the Japanese manufacturer's all-new, all-electric crossover SUV. Teammate Günther's #22 Nissan LEAF is 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 "I'm looking forward to racing in Marrakesh, we haven't been for a couple of years so it will be good to be back. Last time we were there in 2020 I finished fourth, so I'll be aiming to take another strong result. Jakarta was interesting, it was a new track for everyone and we had good pace, especially in qualifying. It's going to be very warm in Marrakesh, maybe the hottest ever for a Formula E race, so that will to bring additional challenges with the battery and tire management. The track is one we are familiar with but we've never experienced it in such conditions. The schedule will also be different to usual, with Free Practice 1 on Friday, so I can't wait to be there and hopefully we'll come away with some good points." Maximilian Günther "As always we've prepared well for Marrakesh, it's a great track so it will be a really exciting event. On one hand the layout of the circuit is ideal for Formula E, there's a lot of overtaking opportunities and a variety of corners. On the other hand, it's probably going to be the hottest race we've ever had. It will be similar to Jakarta, we will have to manage the temperatures of the car, but it's another element that will contribute to this being a challenging race for all the teams and drivers. It's a track I really like, so I'm looking forward to going there and extracting the best from the car and myself." 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.
  3. Multi-year partnership confirmed from Season 9 of the all-electric series RELEASE PHOTOS [4] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/06/23 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan and McLaren Racing announced today a multi-year technical collaboration, which will commence at the beginning of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season. With McLaren Racing confirming its participation in the sport from Season 9 of the all-electric series, the partnership will see the Japanese automaker supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to the famous British team for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era. This new agreement with McLaren is in addition to Nissan's direct involvement in the highly anticipated Gen3 homologation of the sport. As a world-leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles, and following the recent acquisition of e.dams, Nissan will also continue to compete in Formula E with its own factory team. Through this relationship, Nissan and McLaren Racing will work closely together as they compete with other successful brands in one of the most challenging and technically advanced racing series in the world. "Our new partnership with McLaren Racing will be a powerful one, as the association will inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing," said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan's chief operating officer. "The pioneering spirit and drive to innovate are characteristics Nissan and McLaren Racing share, making them an ideal partner for us in Formula E and as we continue to electrify our vehicles." Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said: "As we are shaping the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally seeking the best partnerships and opportunities on every front – with the technical aspect being one of the key areas. Nissan have proven their knowledge, craft and commitment over the last four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era, we have full confidence that the collaboration will bring both parties much success. This will be a true partnership that will drive both the team's performance and the development of the Nissan Formula E powertrain technology." Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team, also commented: "We are proud to announce this multi-year deal with a great motorsports brand such as McLaren Racing. Our partnership begins next season with Formula E's exciting new Gen3 regulations, which will see the performance of the all-electric race cars reach incredible new heights. At Nissan, we are in Formula E not only to race, but also to showcase to a diverse range of viewers just how impressive, powerful, and efficient our electric vehicles are. And our collaboration with McLaren will provide us with even more opportunities to accelerate the development of our technology and showcase it to fans all over the world." 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. 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 announced the acquisition of the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. For the current season (Season 8), highly successful veteran, Sébastien Buemi, remains with the team for his fourth season, having joined Nissan e.dams since the start of its Formula E journey in 2018. The Swiss racer partners with rising star Maximilian Günther, who joined the team in September 2021. The German driver has previously demonstrated great pace in the championship with three race victories and a second-place podium. The team continues to link its presence in the all-electric championship to Nissan's road EVs. Buemi races once more in his #23 Nissan Ariya, named after the Japanese manufacturer's all-new electric crossover SUV. Günther takes over the #22 Nissan LEAF, named after the brand's well-known EV, first launched in 2010. Nissan is a world-leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles. With close to 600,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles sold since the model debuted in 2010, Nissan made use of its existing EV experience to develop its Formula E race car. In turn, the lessons learned on the racetrack help shape the next generations of EVs from the Japanese car maker, with the stylish, high-performance Ariya all-electric crossover SUV which launched in 2021. About McLaren Racing McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since when McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt. The team competes in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo, the INDYCAR Series with Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist, and the Extreme E Championship with Emma Gilmour and Tanner Foust. McLaren will compete in Season Nine of the FIA Formula E World Championship in 2022/23. McLaren was the first F1 team to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in 2010 and has retained it since on a bi-annual basis, most recently in February 2021. The team was also the first in F1 to be given the FIA Sustainability Accreditation Award at a three-star level in 2013 as part of the FIA Environmental Certification framework, before becoming a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Commitment in 2021. More information Please visit Global.NissanNews.com/FormulaEPressKit
  4. Not saying that there's anything wrong with July or August, but I propose another breakfast/coffee/natter at Kemble Airfield (AV8 cafe) on 10 September. Attending: Jeff & Joan Short Paul HXD Neutreus (possible) ZN (possible)
  5. Good to see you folks again, and to meet ZN. Great breakfast and chat time.
  6. Just Jeff and Joan, Paul and Karen for breakfast, I think. See you there!
  7. Happy Birthday, John! Have a great day!
  8. No, we’re going - the forecast varies wildly depending on which service you use. The Beeb is showing sunny intervals and 22 degrees. It is likely to change all week as the anticipated progress of the cold front southwards is guessed at!
  9. We will get there by 9.15, or 9.00 if we can. The weather is now looking a little unpredictable, but that won’t change the taste of the breakfast! If you get there first, Keith, we’ll be arriving in a blue Zed. Paul, are you still up for this?
  10. Kevin, I may know a company who can sort it as long as it has not been cracked by the impact. Try “Reinventing the Wheel”, Tewkesbury. Apologies if you already have confirmation that your wheel is beyond repair - this company deals with most of the high-end brands in the Glos area though, and has a good reputation. They deal with diamond cut for Aston and Jag.
  11. Just leaving Gloucester today at about 3pm, a blue GTR with personal plate J88 @T@ came up behind us on the dual carriageway. Lots of waving and smiles then he left in “spirited fashion”. He let us catch up - more waves - and we led him up Birdlip Hill and stayed together for 8 miles towards Cirencester, when he once more left us listening to his exhaust! Really cheerful guy and nice of him to be so friendly to a lowly Zed!
  12. RAF Brize Norton has made the following information available to Autosport participants: Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to start by saying thank you so much for agreeing to be a part of Royal Air Force Brize Norton’s Families Day 2022. We are very grateful to have you joining us and having all your wonderful vehicles on display really is quite a spectacle, especially whilst parked alongside the largest aircraft in the RAF’s strategic transport fleet. I just need to remind you of a few points, and detail some information for the day below so please do read through carefully. Those of you who are MDs, chairs, and organisers for your clubs and companies please pass this email on to all of your drivers. What is a Families Day? For those of you who have not joined us before the Families Day is a chance for all the serving and ex-serving RAF families and friends to get together to enjoy a wonderful day out. It is a chance for us to give back to them and say a big thank you for all their support, patience and understanding of the roles and responsibilities we fulfil all over the world on behalf of our country and Her Majesty the Queen. The event will consist of a funfair, static aircraft displays, a fly past, a parachute display, food stalls, traders, an open air concert in the evening and a ton of other entertainments and festivities. Being part of the Autosport Display you will get exclusive access to an active airfield and your vehicle will be parked on the 99 Sqn pan alongside the UK’s strategic transport fleet and various other static aircraft. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get access to an active military airfield, parked alongside some of the most iconic transport aircraft of the modern era – the C-17 Globemaster, C-130J Hercules, A400M Atlas and Voyager; plus also be part of a day that brings happiness to thousands of RAF personnel and their families. Booking, passes and identification Please complete the attached booking form and return it to one of us at the email address noted. The details from these are collated and when you arrive on the day you will be checked against this list and given a generic escorted pass for the duration of the day. If your details are not on this list, you will not be granted access. I will have a full copy of the list with me on the day and there will be a full list at the entrance. Please bring your booking forms with you along with Photo ID (Passport or Driving Licence) for you and your passengers. This is very important as you and your passengers will not be able to gain access without individual government issued Photo ID. Address RAF Brize Norton Carterton Oxfordshire OX183LX If you enter this into your Satnav, it will take you to the main gate. At the moment we are planned to use the main entrance. If this changes I will let you all know. RAF Brize Norton has a few entrances and we may need to use alternates to ease congestion. Timings and Safety Points Please make special note of the information below: • All display vehicles will need to arrive between 8:00am and 10:00am. Please do not arrive later than 10:00am as a site walk around and assessment will be completed at 10:15am. • All display vehicles will need to remain on site until 4:30pm. • RAF Brize Norton is an active airfield. At all times vehicles MUST follow the directions of the marshals on site. • At no point are vehicles to drive around the airfield of their own volition, under the wings of aircraft or within close proximity of aircraft. • Please be understanding and follow these rules so that everyone has a safe and enjoyable day and this event can carry on as it is in years to come. How will the day run? Between 8:00am and 10:00am you will arrive at RAF Brize Norton Main Gate. On arrival your information and ID will be checked, and you will be issued passes. You will then be put into groups of 10 cars + and escorted to the airfield. Once at the airfield you will be under the direction of Marshals at all times. They will be wearing High Visibility vests and will direct you to where we wish you to park. Once on base you will be directed and parked as you arrive, there will be no ability to wait for friends or other members of your groups as it would hamper the process and make it extremely difficult for the small numbers of volunteers we have to control everything safely. To that end, if you wish to be parked together or in groups then please arrange to meet somewhere in advance and drive to RAF Brize Norton in convoy, it would also be advisable to arrive early on to avoid the traffic. Once you are parked up the day is yours to enjoy. There will be plenty going on and plenty to see. If you wish to bring chairs etc to sit by your cars feel free. In fact, we encourage this to enable you to chat with interested members of the public. Please make sure you keep hold of all belongings and litter however as a stray item can be very bad news for an aircraft engine. Please bear in mind the event timings; we cannot cater for display vehicles leaving early because of the large volume of foot traffic expected. We would appreciate sensible behaviour and to keep noise levels to a minimum, so no loud stereos or revving engines please. We are happy to accommodate photos of you and your vehicles with the aircraft, this is a unique opportunity for a very different kind of backdrop. This will take place at the end of the day, and again, will be under the direction of staff to avoid potential damage to you, your vehicles or our aircraft. I would like to thank you again, in advance, for agreeing to show your vehicles, and we very much look forward to seeing you all on September 3rd for what we all hope will be a great day! Best regards, The BrizeFest Autosport Display Team. Cpl Gaz Owens, Cpl Jennifer Wright, and Mr Ian Winman. I will forward the Autosport Booking Form to those individuals who sign up for the event; it has the Brize email address required once you have completed it. Please don't forget to complete the section marked Club/Group - it makes the parking together so much easier! Please post up if you wish to attend. So far I have: Jeff-W (EO) John_K Budbongo Jeff.
  13. Happy Birthday, Kev! We hope that you are feeling better and back to driving again. Jeff & Joan.
  14. Sébastien Buemi claims 10th in Round 9 of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship RELEASE PHOTOS [25] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/06/04 JAKARTA, Indonesia – Nissan e.dams secured a point as Formula E travelled to Jakarta for the first time, with Sébastien Buemi battling through sweltering conditions to finish 10th. The Swiss driver showed immediate pace on the brand-new Jakarta Street Circuit, going second fastest in Free Practice 1. His speed continued into qualifying, where he progressed into the duels for the first time this season, eventually lining up sixth on the grid in the #23 Nissan Ariya. Maximilian Günther qualified in 15th in his #22 Nissan LEAF and made early progress, with the German ultimately finishing 14th. "We showed good pace straight away during practice and qualifying," said Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team. "Séb put in a great lap to reach the duels for the first time and qualified in P6, although we couldn't quite capitalise on this in the race. We had the potential to score more than one point, but we have to look at the positives from the weekend. Both drivers were happy with their cars and we're heading in the right direction as we travel to Marrakesh next month." Formula E now moves on to the final single-race weekend of the season, as the series takes on the fifth edition of the Marrakesh E-Prix on 2 July 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 really happy with our performance in qualifying, to start P6 is very positive for us. I felt good on track from the first session, the conditions were challenging and the team worked really hard to give me a good car. In the race we were comfortable, but then I missed the Attack Mode activation, which cost us a couple of positions at the end. It was a difficult race for the battery and the tires, but I'm thankful to the crew for their efforts this weekend and happy to take a point." Maximilian Günther "The car felt good from the start, we had a bit of traffic in Free Practice and we put it all together in qualifying. I set competitive times in the first two sectors before the tires went off towards the end of the lap, meaning I missed out on the duels. We had a good start in the race and made some places back, but we were a bit unlucky with our Attack Mode timing and ended up going backwards instead of forwards. We had strong pace, especially in the corners, so we have to take these positives into the next round in Marrakesh." More information For more information, please visit the Nissan Global Newsroom.
  15. Nissan Z Racing Concept for Fuji 24-hour race unveiled RELEASE PHOTOS [10] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/06/04 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. (NMC) today unveiled the Nissan Z Racing Concept race cars 230 and 244. The vehicles, based on the all-new Nissan Z sports car, will enter the “ENEOS Super Taikyu Series 2022 Powered by Hankook Round 2 NAPAC Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours Race” to be held at Fuji Speedway on June 4 and 5. To explore possible competition in various motorsports categories, Nissan and NMC are developing these new vehicles with the knowledge gained over many years of Super GT and customer racing vehicle development. Car 230, entered by the NISMO team, is equipped with a carbon-neutral-fuel (CNF) compatible engine. Car 244, entered by the Max Racing team, is powered by a gasoline engine. Through participation in the grueling 24-hour endurance race with the two Nissan Z Racing Concepts, the aim is to further develop the vehicles and accumulate valuable data that can only be obtained through racing. This aim particularly applies to the CNF-compatible engine, and for application to future development. Nissan aims to achieve carbon neutrality throughout its product life cycle by fiscal year 2050 and is therefore also enhancing its efforts in motorsports. For instance, Nissan is the only Japanese manufacturer that participates in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The development of the CNF-compatible engine is targeted toward carbon-neutral motorsports in the future. “In our pursuit of innovation, we have always challenged the limits of what is possible, but we have never compromised on what excites our fans. Whether it is the excitement mixed with the roar of the engines or silent speed, our ambition is to empower our customers to enjoy their experience without compromise,” said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer. “We are the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the Formula E World Championship and we are again challenging the norms. The participation of the Nissan Z Racing Concept cars in this demanding race will bring many valuable learnings to develop competitive engines compatible with carbon neutral fuel.” Takao Katagiri, head of Nissan's Motorsports Business Unit Office and president of NMC, added, "We are entering this 24-hour endurance race with two vehicles, one fueled by CNF, because the tougher the race, the more we learn. We expect to acquire ample data and know-how for future vehicle development, and at the same time we aim to show fans the unique driving performance of the all-new Z that we hope will exceed their expectations.” For more information about Nissan's products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.
  16. New 18-turn Jakarta Bay street circuit welcomes Formula E for the first time RELEASE PHOTOS [9] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/06/01 YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan e.dams Formula E Team heads to Jakarta for the first time to compete on a new street circuit for Round 9 of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The inaugural Jakarta E-Prix will take place on a 2.37-mile circuit against the backdrop of the city’s famous bay. The purpose-built 18-turn course around the Ancol Beach City resort is the third new track in three years for the all-electric racing series. This race marks the midway point of the season, and with sweltering temperatures expected (32°C on average), teams and drivers will face a fresh set of challenges as they learn the new circuit and strive to optimise both race performance and energy management. Nissan e.dams Formula E drivers Sébastien Buemi and Maximilian Günther are aiming for good solid results for the second half of the season after struggling to find pace in Rounds 7 and 8 at the Berlin E-Prix double-header. “It is great to see Formula E visiting this part of the world,” said Tommaso Volpe, general manager, Nissan Formula E, and managing director, Nissan e.dams Formula E Team. “We don’t have as much information for this race as for other locations we’ve visited previously, so it will be very interesting to see how teams adapt to find the best possible performance in the hot, humid conditions. The flat, new sea-level circuit is certain to soak up the solar rays, proving a challenge for tire and battery management, and we could be in for the odd tropical shower to mix things up. We hope the smooth tarmac means we can use less extreme suspension settings than in the last three races. There are certainly a lot of factors at play, and I have no doubt that it will be an exciting race.” The Jakarta round is a single-header on Saturday, giving the team just one day to find speed and grab important championship points. The team is theming its presence in Formula E to Nissan's road EVs. Buemi will race his #23 Nissan Ariya, named after the Japanese manufacturer’s all-new, all-electric crossover SUV. Teammate Günther’s #22 Nissan LEAF is 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 “Jakarta is a brand new location for us, a new track – I have only been to Indonesia once, so I am excited to return. It'll be hot and humid, which will be a challenge compared to the previous races, but I can't wait to get out there and discover the new racing conditions. Hopefully, we can have a good qualifying and score as many points as possible for the team.” Maximilian Günther “I’m very much looking forward to going to Jakarta. It’s always fantastic to visit new places and discover new cities with Formula E. The track looks very technical. I’m sure we will have a lot of fun racing on it despite the great challenges we will face with the tires, controlling the temperature within the car, and the usual energy and race management, which will be even more testing in the hot and humid conditions. It will be fun, and I can’t wait to get out there.” 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.
  17. All-new Nissan Z named official safety car for Super GT race series RELEASE PHOTOS [8] SAVE DOWNLOAD SHARE 2022/05/26 YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. (NMC) today announced the all-new Nissan Z will serve as a safety car in the Super GT race series operated by GT Association, Inc. The sports car will make its debut in the third round of the 2022 season at Suzuka Circuit, with the handover ceremony taking place at the May 29 race. Takao Katagiri, head of Nissan's Motorsports Business Unit Office and president of NMC, says, “This year we began competing in the Super GT with the Nissan Z GT500. Now the Z — the embodiment of Nissan DNA — will support the series’ safety.” Safety cars perform vital duties, including pre-race inspections of the track for obstacles and leading competition cars when race accidents occur. Nissan and NMC donated the vehicle. The Z sports car symbolizes Nissan's passion for driving and has been loved by fans around the world for more than 50 years. Unveiled in August 2021, the all-new Z has been enthusiastically received by new and old aficionados alike thanks to its iconic styling and exciting technology-drive performance. By competing in this season's Super GT with the Nissan Z GT500, Nissan and NMC aim to broaden the Z’s fan base and increase the exposure of the Super GT series.
  18. 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.
  19. Added to Forum calendar - Neutreus, for the Events Diary please, when you have a moment. The postcode is GL7 6BA, which works well.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. All the best, Gav! Hope you have a great day.
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