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« 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.



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



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





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.



Like i said the test went "quite" well Wink

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)







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


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.


It's a tough sport sometimes Wink







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 Sad . So the season was really bad. After the season i did some testing with another team and for next year all is looking great.



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
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Movie of Megane at Le mans :D
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free prac with Ginetta
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Race with ginetta ( which i won ) rear view part 1
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Part 2

Small | Large


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

Will keep posting things concerning my racing :D
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« Reply #1 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 :)
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« Reply #2 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 Wink - Those crashes look like they hurt a bit though :D

Great pics mate :)
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 10:44:25 PM UTC »

Make sure you do Meganes at Silverstone WSR, we could come and say hello  Cool
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 10:51:26 PM UTC »

At last, been nagging you for years for this post Wink

Great writeup Nick, and who said you ain't ready for endurance racing :P
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« Reply #7 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!
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2009, 10:56:13 PM UTC »

SR meet at silverstone? :D
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« Reply #9 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  Drunk Shots

Crazy, I tell you, crazy!

Would definately enjoy another trip to Silverstone to come meet you and watch you race  :)
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« Reply #10 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?
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« Reply #11 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  Drunk 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 Thumbs up
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« Reply #12 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" Wink :D
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« Reply #13 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
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2009, 06:23:36 AM UTC »

Wow, I had no idea you did SO much.  Eek
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« Reply #15 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.
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« Reply #16 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
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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2009, 02:48:28 PM UTC »

Jep monty i was there indeed :D

Love england btw. People are great
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« Reply #18 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.



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« Reply #19 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?
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