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Title: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on December 14, 2009, 10:16:54 PM UTC
Hello all,

Rudy's has a really nice topic where he posts stuff about his RL racingcareer and i don't think everybody is aware of what i do besides racing LFS so i thought "let's make one myself"

I started racing when i was 15. I took part in Bleekemolens racing school and when i was 16 i got my licence and did my first endurance races in a seat ibiza diesel.

(http://www.mijnfruto.nl/users/files/gallery/12/1177960371-8.jpg)

And i did ALOT of drifting to train my car control. Even did some competition drifting later on.

(http://94.100.115.85/407350001-407400000/407350201-407350300/407350215_6_kaDs.jpeg)

After the endurance racing the team wanted me to take part in the biggest (small) dutch events. During al the major Dutch championships. I took part in the Seat Ibiza Cup

I was Vice champion in my first season. Well vice champion is just a nice word for being 2nd :P

(http://www.mijnfruto.nl/users/files/gallery/12/1177960125-3.jpg)

(http://www.mijnfruto.nl/users/files/gallery/12/1177960125-5.jpg)

Because i came in 2nd some people became interested and asked me to test Formula Ford. Everything went quite well and i signed with GEVA racing to race in the dutch formula ford.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/Crashford.jpg)

Like i said the test went "quite" well ;)

I won the championship and became dutch and benelux champion. I also took part in the world final at brands hatch. I won all the heats and the semi final but came in 4th in the final (behind people i already beat in the semi's)

(http://www.mijnfruto.nl/users/files/gallery/12/1178186790-2.jpg)

(http://www.mijnfruto.nl/users/files/gallery/12/1178186790-3.jpg)

(http://www.mijnfruto.nl/users/files/gallery/12/1178186686-0.jpg)

In between all this i raced in several 24hour races ( barcelona 3 times, Dubai 1 time )

(http://www.baskoetenracing.nl/images/24hdubai06/CLIO.jpg)
That was dubai btw :P

After the formula fords i drove the Formula Renault for two years in the NEC championship. The first season was quite good, i came in 6th. After that season i made the wromg team choice, i should have gone to another team to learn different things but i stayed with the same team ( budget issues ) and came in 8th.

(http://94.100.115.35/407350001-407400000/407352401-407352500/407352482_6_u8hr.jpeg)
It's a tough sport sometimes ;)

(http://94.100.115.168/298400001-298450000/298447501-298447600/298447584_6_j3Ld.jpeg)

(http://94.100.115.180/298400001-298450000/298433901-298434000/298433924_6_jJCl.jpeg)



This year i did my first year in the Megane trophy during the amazing World Series by Renault weekends. I got some good results in the races that i finished. But i only finished 5 out of 14 races :( . So the season was really bad. After the season i did some testing with another team and for next year all is looking great.

(http://94.100.115.47/556100001-556150000/556126901-556127000/556126940_6_otdT.jpeg)

In between i did some guest races in the dutch gt4 in a ginetta G50. I inmediatly won and it was the first victory for that car. Think that was the best thing of 2009 for me. Because the Dutch Gt4 is quite high level for dutch standards.

Movies:
Formula ford promo movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPsR2Z-jJs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPsR2Z-jJs)

Movie of Megane at Le mans :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frTRkeM3qkA&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frTRkeM3qkA&feature=related)

free prac with Ginetta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5pTQdy75b0&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5pTQdy75b0&feature=related)

Race with ginetta ( which i won ) rear view part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzskJUin3Ag&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzskJUin3Ag&feature=related)

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtlfSwCwWzE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtlfSwCwWzE&feature=related)

There is so much more to tell but this topic is already to big ;)

Will keep posting things concerning my racing :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on December 14, 2009, 10:23:47 PM UTC
That is really amazing stuff nick :O!
Your getting so far :)!

"Motorsports tough sometimes!" haha!  :lol:

Keep it up :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: tongey on December 14, 2009, 10:35:28 PM UTC
A great right up there Nick, thanks for sharing with us :)

Your career really is looking good ;) - Those crashes look like they hurt a bit though :D

Great pics mate :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on December 14, 2009, 10:41:01 PM UTC
Haha The Fford crash did hurt a bit yes. The clio crash was my teammate luckily. But it was such a scary moment and i got told it was the first time a 24hour races was red flagged :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on December 14, 2009, 10:44:25 PM UTC
Make sure you do Meganes at Silverstone WSR, we could come and say hello  :cool:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on December 14, 2009, 10:49:53 PM UTC
Well good change i will be doing that, actually im sure bout that :P

You should come bye and say hello indeed!

Silverstone was so cool this year, british people drinking beer at 10 in the morning. :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on December 14, 2009, 10:51:26 PM UTC
At last, been nagging you for years for this post ;)

Great writeup Nick, and who said you ain't ready for endurance racing :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on December 14, 2009, 10:54:09 PM UTC
2 hour stints in real life are so much easier then doing it in LFS !

In dubai 2 hours without any drink, that was quite shit!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on December 14, 2009, 10:56:13 PM UTC
SR meet at silverstone? :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: tongey on December 14, 2009, 11:15:43 PM UTC
....Silverstone was so cool this year, british people drinking beer at 10 in the morning. :P

I was there around 7am for the British Grand Prix and there were people drinking even then  :jordi: :shots:

Crazy, I tell you, crazy!

Would definately enjoy another trip to Silverstone to come meet you and watch you race  :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on December 14, 2009, 11:30:40 PM UTC
Wow, me very envious now :)

Why is 2 hours in real life easier than in LFS btw?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: JasonL220 on December 14, 2009, 11:46:56 PM UTC
....Silverstone was so cool this year, british people drinking beer at 10 in the morning. :P

I was there around 7am for the British Grand Prix and there were people drinking even then  :jordi: :shots:

Crazy, I tell you, crazy!

Would definately enjoy another trip to Silverstone to come meet you and watch you race  :)

that isn't crazy, probably just hadn't stopped from the night before :thup:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: junkan on December 15, 2009, 12:00:32 AM UTC
hah :D jason speaking from experience? :lol:

Very nice carrier indeed, i knew you where driving F-ford but didn't know about the 24h races and such, nice. and yes, "it's a tough sport indeed" ;) :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: BreadC on December 15, 2009, 12:05:35 AM UTC
tell me you took them round the back and gave em a good seeing too? xD


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: zeugnimod on December 15, 2009, 06:23:36 AM UTC
Wow, I had no idea you did SO much.  :o


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on December 15, 2009, 09:31:09 AM UTC
Nice write up Nick! Although i lost concentration to carry on reading after the 9th pic.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Monty on December 15, 2009, 09:52:49 AM UTC
Nice write up there Nick  :)    I knew you were in the Megane Trophy but didnt realise you had done so many other stuff!

Jelous of the attention you got from the girls though  :P

Wern't you at Silverstone this year?  I'm sure trebor said he got some photos of you because he went to see the WS by Renault  :confused:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on December 15, 2009, 02:48:28 PM UTC
Jep monty i was there indeed :D

Love england btw. People are great


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Rudolf on December 15, 2009, 07:39:57 PM UTC
Wow, nice career so far. This is what we all dream about I guess. For me even more fun because it looks like I was public @ one of youre races on Zandvoort ! Keep on posting.





Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: kristjan on January 03, 2010, 03:31:33 PM UTC
great to know that the team is getting more and more rl drivers, the megane, you said 5 finishes, rest was mainly mechanical failures or?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on January 03, 2010, 04:55:00 PM UTC
yeah 7 out 9 was mechanical failures. 2 times on fire, and several gearbox issues.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on January 03, 2010, 07:10:52 PM UTC
Nick ur so hot ur on fire most of the times!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: kristjan on January 03, 2010, 09:23:47 PM UTC
 yea thats what ive heard about the meganes, that they can barely get through a race, allthou ive only heard that never driven one, look like very nice and fast cars to drive thou,..


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on February 16, 2010, 10:36:09 PM UTC
2010 Design.

(http://www.tdsracing.fr/imgsup/fcbhd/vue001.jpg)
(http://www.tdsracing.fr/imgsup/fcbhd/vue002.jpg)
(http://www.tdsracing.fr/imgsup/fcbhd/vue003.jpg)
(http://www.tdsracing.fr/imgsup/fcbhd/vue004.jpg)
(http://www.tdsracing.fr/imgsup/fcbhd/vue005.jpg)
(http://www.tdsracing.fr/imgsup/fcbhd/vue006.jpg)



Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turbofreak on February 16, 2010, 10:38:08 PM UTC
WOW :D That was nice :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: junkan on February 16, 2010, 10:43:49 PM UTC
sweet?! that's just... wait for it... awesome.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on February 16, 2010, 10:45:52 PM UTC
Legen ... wait for it.. dary!

Nice 1 junks ;)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: junkan on February 16, 2010, 11:01:46 PM UTC
legen.. wait for it, and i hope you're not lactos intolerant because the next word is.. dairy! ;) :D

i was about to go with that :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on February 17, 2010, 08:37:42 AM UTC
uh i see the new design for sr skins right? good clours, good lines, good everything? just misses 1 thing black rims! :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: BreadC on February 17, 2010, 08:57:57 AM UTC
indeed very nice. needs black rims so i can drive :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: kristjan on February 17, 2010, 10:04:50 AM UTC
looks very good, how much is a drive in the megane series?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on February 17, 2010, 10:28:01 AM UTC
Will PM you about that :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on February 17, 2010, 10:54:53 AM UTC
wrong logo's on the renders nick ^^ i thought u had a deal with OMP clothes not Sabelt :P

buuh feking hell gooooooooood design :) will fit on lfs cars aswell with SR logo on it :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on February 17, 2010, 11:20:36 AM UTC
Thatss luushhhhhhhhhh :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on February 17, 2010, 11:44:43 AM UTC
Think Sabelt is mandatory.

WSbR sponsor probably


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: BreadC on February 17, 2010, 01:29:58 PM UTC
ask for permission nick xD hehe


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: A.Jonaitis on February 17, 2010, 03:19:33 PM UTC
Nick you're cool!!!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on March 17, 2010, 09:17:42 PM UTC
Almost done now :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/TDS2010/4n.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/TDS2010/1n.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/TDS2010/2n.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/TDS2010/3n.jpg)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on March 17, 2010, 09:30:19 PM UTC
WHOOAAAA. I'm green with envy :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on March 17, 2010, 09:35:17 PM UTC
really guys, that should be our new team skins ( with such colours as on there ) !!! we deserve it turks after the moe win : ))))))))


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turbofreak on March 17, 2010, 09:42:13 PM UTC
really guys, that should be our new team skins ( with such colours as on there ) !!! we deserve it turks after the moe win : ))))))))
+1!  :thup: :thup: :thup:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Gerdoner on March 17, 2010, 10:01:09 PM UTC
Go do a skinpack then :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on March 17, 2010, 10:11:31 PM UTC
ur the teamskinner isnt it :D?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on March 17, 2010, 10:32:44 PM UTC
Nothing wrong with the skins we have. The colours are like that for a reason, that being the founders are all Welsh, And seen as there are like 8 Welsh people in the team and 3 Dutchman, your outvoted :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on March 17, 2010, 10:34:55 PM UTC
The paint scheme is good but the car's body shape is shit :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: CSF on March 17, 2010, 10:35:39 PM UTC
Shouldn't SR skins be yellow then Jason with a nice leek? :P


http://www.muranakafarm.com/img/inside_products_leek.jpg (http://www.muranakafarm.com/img/inside_products_leek.jpg)


Sonicleek racing :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on March 18, 2010, 07:22:39 AM UTC
Nothing wrong with the skins we have. The colours are like that for a reason, that being the founders are all Welsh, And seen as there are like 8 Welsh people in the team and 3 Dutchman, your outvoted :P

U love holland goveedommee!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Feuerdrache on March 18, 2010, 02:49:44 PM UTC
5 active German members and 5 Welsh active members. F**k, I already dreamed of a black-red-white skin. :D (http://a.deviantart.net/avatars/i/s/isayplz.jpg)

Schallreich Racing.  :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: travyd on March 18, 2010, 02:54:33 PM UTC
Hey, it's the 1 Aussie in our team that counts the most! GREEN AND GOLD!! GREEN AND GOLD!!! :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: RvBuren on March 18, 2010, 03:24:45 PM UTC
yea, everybody wants there colours but be honest, nick's car looks great so why take other colours then that :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on April 28, 2010, 08:55:58 PM UTC
After some great winter testing the season will finally start this weekend!

Tomorow i will go to Spa for my first race weekend.

Weather forecast seems quite Spa'ish, (clouds, rain, sun, everything else )

Wish me luck.!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on April 28, 2010, 09:23:06 PM UTC
Any tv coverage? gl loverboy <3


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on April 28, 2010, 09:58:37 PM UTC
Good luck Nick, any chance of links to feeds, live timing etc?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on April 29, 2010, 05:57:06 AM UTC
I will give you the ulta secret timing.

http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/index.html (http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/index.html)



Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on April 29, 2010, 06:40:21 AM UTC
:D go kick some ass! :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: A.Jonaitis on April 29, 2010, 07:48:14 AM UTC
Good luck Nick!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Simonas on April 29, 2010, 11:45:35 AM UTC
That's very epic! :D Good luck Nick! :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on April 29, 2010, 08:00:18 PM UTC
Go for it, you lucky scumbag! :)
(OK OK, skill may have something to do with it...)

Good luck  :thup:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on May 02, 2010, 01:28:53 PM UTC
Nice double pole "Nicky"   :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on May 02, 2010, 01:50:44 PM UTC
Wow Nick.  You're in a class of your own  Oo
Did the rest of them forget to remove their 3% restrictions???

PS: is this formula broadcast in the UK?  Or streaming video?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on May 02, 2010, 02:35:07 PM UTC
Don't think it's even on Eurosport unlike Renault 3.5

Race 1: http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/Results_NoticeBoard/03_2010/02_SPA/MGT/9_MGT_DECISION4_SPA.jpg (http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/Results_NoticeBoard/03_2010/02_SPA/MGT/9_MGT_DECISION4_SPA.jpg) wat :|
Race 2 Nick took 2nd, live timing didn't have weather info but it was getting drier near the end, Nick and a few other made a stop and there was a late SC to make it a 2 lap dash to the line.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on May 03, 2010, 03:38:17 PM UTC
Hey guys,

Was quite a good weekend for me.

I completly owned everybody in the both Qualify's.

Race 1 was a big mess. A shame that stuff like that can happen at this level.

Race 2 i lost some time during pitstop and pitin and pitout.

In the end i was p2. Which is not so bad!

Looking forward to next race :)!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on May 03, 2010, 04:00:59 PM UTC
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/819X12401280x768.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/819X22711280x768.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/819X22721280x768.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/IMG_11911280x768.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/PT1B15871280x768.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/Q1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/Q2.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/catsz/r2.jpg)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pearcy on May 03, 2010, 04:10:16 PM UTC
How the hell where you 3 secs a lap faster than 2nd in qually 2? WTF lol owned


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on May 03, 2010, 04:36:55 PM UTC
I dont know.

I also drove in the wet in Spa with formula's. Maybe some advantage with knowing the right lines etc?

My car was awesome though


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on May 03, 2010, 04:55:41 PM UTC
Awesome stuff nick! :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on May 03, 2010, 06:59:52 PM UTC
Congrats Nick! Thx for posting the results aswell :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Aragorth on May 03, 2010, 08:10:40 PM UTC
wow amazing quals!!!! :) impressive :)
grats!!:)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: kiyoshi on May 03, 2010, 09:31:30 PM UTC
Well done, very impressive!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Velo on May 03, 2010, 10:40:45 PM UTC
W                                                                                  O                                                                            W!
I am living in a different world. Didnt know you were racing irl (somehow i am not surprised) :D
so you got the lap record as well? awesome!
gefeliciteerd! :thup: :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Feuerdrache on May 04, 2010, 12:28:59 AM UTC
Grats Nick, very nice results! ;)

I feel a bit pity for your teammate. :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on May 04, 2010, 09:23:27 AM UTC
Superb Nick - you blew them away.  Looking forward to catching some race highlights on Youtube or otherwhere if they ever get online.  Judging by lap times, Q1 was dry, Q2 wet, race 2 wet?  So you were fastest in both wet and dry quallies - no excuses for the others :)  (You spoiled the clean sweep by not getting P1 and fastest race lap but I'm sure you'll fix that next race ;))


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on May 04, 2010, 10:46:11 AM UTC
Race 2 was a drying track on rain tyres.

Tokio drift after 6 laps :P!



Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: junkan on May 04, 2010, 10:57:15 AM UTC
nice, great results :D very nice season start indeed, how many rounds is the whole season?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on May 04, 2010, 11:05:15 AM UTC
Race 2 was a drying track on rain tyres.
Tokio drift after 6 laps :P!
Ah, figured it was something like that.  Caught most of the 2nd half of the race on the live timing screen after Boothy posted, and noticed a guy screaming up behind you at 7+ seconds per lap.  I guess he was on fresh rubber and had been way way back until the safety car nearly won the race for him.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: zeugnimod on May 04, 2010, 04:29:11 PM UTC
Grats Nick, very nice results! ;)

I feel a bit pity for your teammate. :D

It's like Rosberg and Schumacher. :lol:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: A.Jonaitis on May 08, 2010, 09:23:32 AM UTC
Grats Nick, very nice results!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on May 13, 2010, 02:04:40 PM UTC
Highlights (although with Polish commentary) are on RU.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on May 13, 2010, 05:44:35 PM UTC
RU? Sorry if dumb question but googled it to no avail :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Velo on May 14, 2010, 01:48:34 PM UTC
http://www.racing-underground.com/index.ru (http://www.racing-underground.com/index.ru) i guess :)
you might need an invite


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on May 14, 2010, 02:36:10 PM UTC
Yeah sorry I was going to mention it via a PM  :P


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on September 03, 2010, 11:37:12 AM UTC
Just realised it's WSR weekend, this time from Hockenheim.  Nick currently pwning everyone (http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/Results/07_2010/08_HOCKENHEIM%20RING/08_EUROCUP%20MEGANE%20TROPHY/201009031115_COLLECTIVE%20TEST%201/03_Classification_COLLECTIVE%20TEST%201.PDF), a second quicker in testing :o


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: junkan on September 03, 2010, 11:53:44 AM UTC
awesome, i realize it's testing but very impressive anyway!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Simonas on September 03, 2010, 12:39:21 PM UTC
wow! and there is plenty of talent in hockenheim, hopefully this is nick's weekend on and off the track! :lol:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on September 03, 2010, 01:21:53 PM UTC
Great lap Nick, and lap record :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 03, 2010, 07:29:23 PM UTC
WOW! Making the rest look like clowns again :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on September 03, 2010, 10:48:38 PM UTC
Nicky is just toooo quick! :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on September 06, 2010, 07:13:04 PM UTC
Here you can see alot of info easily, Nick is winning :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Eurocup_M%C3%A9gane_Trophy_season (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Eurocup_M%C3%A9gane_Trophy_season)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: GreyBull on September 07, 2010, 12:00:23 PM UTC
Nice stuff, I wondered though, are the races broadcasted somewhere though? Been searching for that but didn't find.

FTR I think Nick's rival at the champ, Pierre Thiriet is related(he's his son AFAIK although I'm not sure) to the guy who's sponsoring one of my father's friend in rally - Bertrand Pierrat is his name, he's doing some regional rallyes in his Toyota Corolla WRC and has been doing a couple of WRC rallyes in group N IIRC :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on September 08, 2010, 04:50:06 PM UTC
In 1.5 week i go to Silverstone. Anybody attending?

If yes, come by!!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on September 08, 2010, 05:02:05 PM UTC
Hmm could be possible, will get back to you :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 08, 2010, 06:24:17 PM UTC
I was thinking about driving up there lol! How much is tickets etc? Says its free on the site :O


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on September 08, 2010, 06:40:27 PM UTC
I'll be at Donington just up the road for the BTCC (stupid WSR twats scheduling it on the same date as the most popular championship in Britain even though the BTCC schedule was out in October 2009  :rolleyes:) don't know how easy it would be to meet up with you lot for dinner or something as I'm getting the train down/flight back so no car...  :/

And yes it's free, don't know whether you have to pre-order or something though.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 08, 2010, 06:51:59 PM UTC
Just need to talk lisa into it now then :) Will have my car remaped as well so it will be a good test in mpg etc :p


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Seb on September 08, 2010, 08:25:42 PM UTC
I'd come with daddy, what would we have to do to get in? Just turn up and say, yeah me and nicky are virtually family, show me the backstage? :lol: ;)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 08, 2010, 09:05:13 PM UTC
Ah bummer, it says you can't book the - free - tickets this close to the event ("this close"??) - maybe all booked already, shame :/


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 09, 2010, 09:10:26 AM UTC
Damn! I really wanna go to this! Nick - Can you get us some tickets!?!?! :D

FYI i found some tickets on ebay but don't see the point in paying for tickets which are free. It's kind of a skank!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 09, 2010, 11:31:15 AM UTC
Ebaying tickets you got for free is pretty scummy. Maybe that's where a lot of them went?
I'd have thought that (a) the Ts & Cs of the free tickets would prohibit sale and (b) the organisers would be keen to take action to stamp it out.  (But it's a pain to do that of course with lots of mickey mouse ebay operations...)

Oh well!

PS: Good luck Nick! :)  :thup:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on September 09, 2010, 06:37:36 PM UTC
Hey guys,

For sure i can arrange tickets, but normally its kinda difficult to drive up and down the entrance during the day.

Anyboy know a solution? Maybe someone can get by on friday or something?

For sure i can get the tickets + parking on thurday.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 09, 2010, 06:43:14 PM UTC
Post them me! I'll paypal you some £ as well (i'd rather give you some cash for them, than some skank on ebay) ;)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 10, 2010, 05:24:39 PM UTC
Hmm, Nick do you mean you won't actually have tickets in your hands until the Thursday before the race? If so, maybe borderline to post them... I reckon I'm about an hour away from Silverstone but not sure I could get away from work during the day [edit I mean Friday that is].
I'm sure there must be a solution tho.  Hmm, are you staying in a local B&B or something? Maybe something could be left with them?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on September 10, 2010, 05:25:49 PM UTC
If it is certain that you can get the tickets, I would be very interested in coming. I will speak to the other founders too, as they might fancy a trip :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 10, 2010, 05:37:37 PM UTC
A few people from my BMW site are going down camping there but i don't know them too well to trust them with any tickets.

If we can't sort it out by Sunday i'll have to just make them ebayers a little richer i think. :/


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on September 10, 2010, 07:33:38 PM UTC
So the race is Saturday? Can we collect the tickets either Friday night or Saturday morning?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 10, 2010, 07:49:12 PM UTC
yeah it's saturday, it will be manic trying to get in/out on the saturday though.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 10, 2010, 08:57:12 PM UTC
Just double-checked, seems that there's a race Saturday and another Sunday.
http://www.worldseriesbyrenault.fr/en/calendar/silverstone/Pages/Programme.aspx (http://www.worldseriesbyrenault.fr/en/calendar/silverstone/Pages/Programme.aspx)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on September 17, 2010, 11:10:28 PM UTC
Nick owning once again in testing, go for it tomorrow son ;)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on September 17, 2010, 11:16:15 PM UTC
Post the links boothy pls?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Boothy on September 17, 2010, 11:28:04 PM UTC
http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/Results/07_2010/09_SILVERSTONE/08_EUROCUP%20MEGANE%20TROPHY/201009171550_COLLECTIVE%20TEST%202/06_CombinedClassification_COLLECTIVE%20TEST.PDF (http://intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com/Results/07_2010/09_SILVERSTONE/08_EUROCUP%20MEGANE%20TROPHY/201009171550_COLLECTIVE%20TEST%202/06_CombinedClassification_COLLECTIVE%20TEST.PDF)

And http://www.worldseriesbyrenault.fr/en/tv_news/news/Pages/NickCatsburg,masterofcollectivetesting.aspx (http://www.worldseriesbyrenault.fr/en/tv_news/news/Pages/NickCatsburg,masterofcollectivetesting.aspx)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Dominik on September 18, 2010, 12:08:56 AM UTC
Great stuff yet again! :thup: :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Isaac on September 18, 2010, 07:59:11 AM UTC
Thats some hardcore ownage there  :D


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: CSF on September 19, 2010, 03:31:46 PM UTC
Nick thrashed them all by 28 seconds. :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Simonas on September 19, 2010, 03:32:35 PM UTC
WOOOOO!! :D Great job Nicky ;)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Dominik on September 19, 2010, 04:11:53 PM UTC
Yea, great job! :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 19, 2010, 05:22:04 PM UTC
Nice one, finally converting the qually/test pace into total humiliation for the rest :P
Points don't seem to have updated yet but it must be a about a 10 point lead now?


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: NickC on September 21, 2010, 04:47:18 PM UTC
Sorry guys, for not replying in this thread etc. Was kinda busy and when i was in silverstone i just forgot about it.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on September 21, 2010, 04:49:55 PM UTC
No worries - you had your hands full :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Pete on September 24, 2010, 08:13:46 AM UTC
Nice one Nick! It's a shame i couldn't come see you there but there will always be a next time ;)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: sermilan on April 07, 2011, 11:28:06 PM UTC
Well shame on you SR guys when I have to bring the news for continuation of Nick's career :P

Anywayzz, following Milos Pavlovic's career, I've stumble upon a familiar name and that is Nick Catsburg who's going to be lined up with Milos in FIA GT1 World Championship. He'll be driving Corvette Z06 for Exim Bank Team China this weekend in Zolder.

Here's the timetable as well as which sessions will be on livestream:
FIA GT1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Weekend Timetable (local times)

Friday 8th April
10:20-11:40 – Free Practice
14:20-15:40 – Pre-Qualifying

Saturday 9th April
10:05-11:05 – Qualifying (live streaming on GT1TV)
16:15-17:15 – Qualifying Race (live streaming on GT1TV)

Sunday 10th April
10:05-10:35 – Warm-up
14:45-15:45 – Championship Race (live streaming on GT1TV)

Livestream can be followed here GT1 Live - next event Zolder (Belgique) April 10 2011 (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhou48)

And here's the rest of the grid http://www.gt1world.com/news/article/vanina-ickx-and-mathias-beche-among-new-competitors-for-zolder (http://www.gt1world.com/news/article/vanina-ickx-and-mathias-beche-among-new-competitors-for-zolder)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on April 08, 2011, 12:16:04 AM UTC
Thanks for posting this, good luck Nick, and Milos ofc :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Gerdoner on April 08, 2011, 12:46:38 AM UTC
errr.. I knew this :S


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: sermilan on June 07, 2015, 10:00:05 AM UTC
Nick goes WTCC http://www.fiawtcc.com/qa-nicky-catsburg/ (http://www.fiawtcc.com/qa-nicky-catsburg/)

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Nicky Catsburg will make his FIA World Touring Car Championship debut in ROSNEFT WTCC Race of Russia this weekend when he drives a third LADA Vesta TC1 alongside Rob Huff and Jaap van Lagen.

Welcome to the WTCC Nick. Can you believe you are here?
“No, it’s all been a bit of a surprise and it all came very quickly. But now I am here I’m super happy and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.”

What knowledge do you have of the Moscow Raceway?
“Nothing. This track is completely new to me. I did my track walk yesterday. I tried to do some simulator laps but it’s all pretty new. It looks pretty nice.”

But nice is not easy. Will it be a difficult track to learn?
“It looks pretty technical, especially some of the slower parts so it will be quite hard to learn the track.”

And you’ve also got to learn a car. How are you finding the LADA Vesta?
“I did a couple of laps at Magny-Cours two or three weeks ago and I must say it was a bit of a surprise because the fastest front-wheel-driven car I’ve driven so far is a Renault Clio and now this! So it’s a lot of power on the front wheels and it requires a very specific driving style. It took me a while to get up to speed but I’m sure with the help of Rob and Jaap I will hopefully get up to speed quickly and be amongst them.”

What is the target for this weekend?
“In the end it’s a very important race for LADA and ROSNEFT our sponsor. We hope to be in the front obviously. For myself personally I just hope to do a good job for the team and hope to be close to my team-mates and that’s my only expectation so far. I have no idea of where we are compared to the other cars.”

You were meant to be racing in Zolder this weekend weren’t you?
“Exactly. I was meant to be racing in Zolder in the Blancpain Sprint Series so I had to discuss this with my team Reiter Engineering where I am a contracted driver. But they said okay, this is a very nice opportunity for you to explore this whole new market and a world championship so he said let’s go and we will find a replacement.”

So no crazy commuting plans between the two tracks for you then?
“No, no that’s going to be hard!”

You are one of three Dutch drivers competing in WTCC Race of Moscow – there seems to be a lot of good drivers from your country racing right now…
“I think there are a lot of good drivers anyway. I think I got lucky with this deal with LADA. Obviously I know Jaap, another race driver who lives close to my house. We’re basically friends and that’s the reason why I’m here. Now we have three Dutch drivers [with Tom Coronel also] and that’s really cool.”


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on June 07, 2015, 11:59:01 AM UTC
Cool!
I just tried the WTCC website. I don't follow this championship at all (probly isn't free to view in the UK - I've certainly never seen it) and the website really sucks but it seems like he has just scored more points for the team than any of their other drivers this year with a P4 in race 2. (Is there a third race in WTCC?)

I just knew that anyone faster than me had to be world-class ;)
Go Nicky!  :j


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: sermilan on June 09, 2015, 09:30:03 AM UTC
There are two races in every event, second one is with reverse grid. The most interesting race this year was at Nordschleife (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKRaJhhIRX4) :) , first time ever.


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on June 09, 2015, 07:30:22 PM UTC
Just watched race 2 on Youtube :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSztIsRndhw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSztIsRndhw)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Turkey on June 11, 2015, 03:59:23 PM UTC
Just watched it, great debut race Nick! (i'll have to ask him to pop in here and hopefully make a comment) :)


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Adebayor on June 11, 2015, 07:38:11 PM UTC
yeah, watched it too. what happend with tarquini in 8lap ? nicy was on the outside of kerb, tarquini pushed him soo much, sadly for tarquini he get and slidy fron and lised grip. But hell yeah, nice race!


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: zeugnimod on July 27, 2015, 03:41:32 PM UTC
Look who won: http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/results?filter_season_id=5&filter_meeting_id=52&filter_race_id=359 (http://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/results?filter_season_id=5&filter_meeting_id=52&filter_race_id=359)

:o :D  :thup:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Neil on July 27, 2015, 06:43:04 PM UTC
woohoo!  :clap: :hyper: :yay: :nanajump: :champ:


Title: Re: Nick's real life career
Post by: Vule on July 28, 2015, 03:16:05 PM UTC
 :clap: :woohoo: :cheers: :nanajump: :ole: Bravooo :)