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Nurburgring with Misha #1667914
03/10/2023 21:13
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Misha has just uploaded the video from earlier this year , enjoy

https://youtu.be/v4-0GCwAGXc?si=B8ZdlvolyRxguBEF


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667919
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Blimey I've only watched half of that and I'm out of breath laugh

Unhelmeted as it was "informal"?


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667920
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You are only obliged to wear a helmet when it’s a track day, not a tourist drive Simon


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667925
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Jamie, that was brilliant, thank you.

Congratulations on your hard work and set up.

Paul

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667929
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Cheers Paul


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667932
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Watched the video again on the bigger office screen...you were sooooooo close to that R8 rear end shocked

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667934
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I know Joe, we were literally about 3 inch away, hence my face!!


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667937
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Originally Posted by Jamiepm
I know Joe, we were literally about 3 inch away, hence my face!!


I was thinking you kept an impressively straight face tbh (mostly) laugh


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667940
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laugh


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667942
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Great video

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667997
06/10/2023 14:34
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@GrahamL - "The car's never seen any driving like this before.."

What do you reckon? laugh




I didn't realise there was someone in the rear until very near the end when this disembodied voice piped up, crikey it performed well with three in! Was that your lad Jamie?

Loved the dancing feet (until the g force sabotaged the gopro laugh )

Some driving.



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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1667999
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Hi Simon,
Yes it was my lad in the back

We'll go back and do it again next year.

But I'll have new injectors fitted and some Carbo tech pads, so he'll probably scare us a bit more

Cheers Jamie


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Edinburgh] #1668003
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@GrahamL - "The car's never seen any driving like this before.."

What do you reckon? laugh


Haha, well all I can say is that the car was driven 100% harder in the first 5 mins of Jamie's test drive than it was during my entire ownership, certainly as far as braking and cornering. laugh

To be fair I was never interested in track days etc., accelerating fast in a straight line was always good enough for me. Track days seemed to me to be no more than unnecessary stress on the car and driver and not what I'd call fun... I preferred to stick on some music and take a fast country drive, with the drive being more an enhancement to the music than anything else.

The gearbox and clutch on my Punto are now buggered (loud knocking in 4th and hard to get into 1st) so it seems I did indeed get rid of the wrong Fiat! smile

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668004
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Coupés sometimes find their way back into former owners' hands chinny


In such a case you could revisit old delights, a bit quicker as well as stopping sooner to avoid the rain wink

laugh


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668007
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Sorry Graham mines not for sale laugh


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668017
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Originally Posted by Jamiepm
Sorry Graham mines not for sale laugh



Haha, no I definitely wouldn't go back to another coupe now. The cash is already long gone anyway, basically swapped it for a pro microscope setup to get into chip hacking. laugh

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: ] #1668607
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This just popped up on my Facebook feed. What a treat! Amazed how well your brakes held up Jamie. Mine were like spongy tissue paper! Lovely car and a great watch.



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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668616
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Cheers Pinin wink


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668646
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Morning Jamie

Just watched it again.

Fantastic advert for the cars !

Misha seems to be a smashing bloke. Not only a quick driver, but friendly and humorous.

When you looked anxious, were you worried about your car or your life ???

Paul

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668663
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Is that your Aston Jamie ?

If so, very nice !

If not, youve got a better looking twin !

Paul

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: PaulL] #1668664
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Hi Paul,
The anxiousness was how close he gets to other cars and me thinking can I afford to repair the other car!!!!

But yes misha is a race driver with something close to 8000 laps around the ring, so he knows it very well

Cheers Jamie


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1668977
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@Jamiepm - your car in this video too - about 10 minutes in ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpTVGQdk2Ts

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: barchetta_ms] #1668978
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Yeh, at the time my son was driving, so at the start of the lap it was dry, but within 2 minutes it rained heavily.

Anyway we saw Misha go by us, and we'd had a slippy moment or two and backed off.

Then we saw the aftermath with the Mazda, and thought it's a good job we slowed down!!!

Cheers Jamie


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1670254
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Fantastic! -thank you for sharing.

A three passenger lap - pushing on some big budget fast cars - and you did a great job of not showing any fear and I could see you looking in trying to pick up some on the job hints at faster lap times!!

Just brilliant- a perfect start to the week!

Good man!

MM

Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1670258
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Cheers MM

We’re planning on going back to him this year, but with a fleamap and some carbo tech brake pads

Cheers Jamie


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1672875
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Hi all,
Recently got back from our 2nd trip to the ring. Car was even better than last year, which was due to the fleamap and also some geometry tweaks.

Something I did do beforehand was use a product called Berryman B12 to see if it would free up oil control rings, as normal street driving wouldn’t use any oil but track driving was typically burning a litre of oil, closer to 2 litres at the ring!

NB , if you use this product you must change the oil afterwards as it is a really aggressive solvent that will compromise the old oil !

Anyway used the product and can confirm for my engine at least it now burns pretty much nothing

Back to the track, we did another lap with Misha that will be on his channel soon. He really enjoyed the changes, albeit he prefers a harder suspension set up, but for us the car was more useable with the settings so happy days

Cheers Jamie


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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1672880
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Looking forward to it Jamie.

We're you as scared as last time ?

Best wishes

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Re: Nurburgring with Misha [Re: Jamiepm] #1672883
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Ha ha, no as I knew what to expect this time

Cheers Jamie


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