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Nurburgring 9+10+11 March

Hi,


If there's no snow (you never know ), let's make this a nice Alfa week-end on the Nurburgring


Friday March 9th:
1. Aernoudt - Alfa 156
2. ...

Saturday Match 10th:
1. Aernoudt - Alfa 156
2. ...

Sunday March 11th:
1. Aernoudt - Alfa 156
2. ...

See you then !

Ciao,
Aernoudt
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Mmhmmmmmmm Tempting! *rubs his beard* "how can i work this in somehow.."


Will get back to you thursday...
 
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Mmhmmmmmmm Tempting! *rubs his beard* "how can i work this in somehow.."


Will get back to you thursday...
Just do it ! Weather looks VERY promissing

As mentioned Robert (147GTA) will be there too (and most likely a friend of mine too (with either a serious Giulia or a fully-prepared 75))

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Yes i just pulled the latest forecast an hour ago.. it really does look promising!

I got your cell number stored m8, so you might consider removing it.

Before i can commit, i need to switxh a few things around.. and oh..... i actually also need a car! GTA is in a garage 400 km away with a defective ECU, and the blue car not on plates untill april.

Could always show up in my Jeep.. i heard Robert is comming in a VW Caddy

J/K .. GTA should be ready by thursday and will be transported down for thursday night delivery.
 
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After a couple of jokes, he has decided to take his GTA
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After a couple of jokes, he has decided to take his GTA
I decided for the GTA to bring a car that's more on equal terms with your 156. In the Caddy 1.9TDI DSG I would be driving circles around you with two fingers in my nose.

@Peter: Would love to see you (and the red pill) this weekend @ the ring.
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GTA is ready for action.

Fresh APK (MOT), KW Var.2 suspension is back on the car, Pagid RS4-2 Blue pads on the front and Ferodo DS-Performance pads on the rear.

I'll be at the ring friday in the evening or very early saturdaymorning.

Let's have some fun this weekend.
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That's the way to go

Couple of customer meetings today and straight through after the last appointment to the Ring
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Far too few Alfas last week
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Got the car back, so horray for that! bad news is that i cant make ends meet less i only get to have a few hours saturday morning. I would have to head back by 12:30 ish


Damn this addiction!!


Hope you guys have an excellent time. Make plenty of video and photos please, so the rest of us can get a fix.

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Looks a bit wet
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Spoke with Aernoudt today (a couple of times). We even lost connection while he was going through Aremberg. In Fuchsrohre his GSM had signal again.

On friday he had some problems with his front wheelbearings and the top engine mount rubber. Bearings got replaced in Koblenz today. New engine mount is in my car. Hopefully we'll be able to have it fitted tomorrow.

Just got back from my dealer. My GTA had a rattle at the right front. Heard this the moment I picked it up thursdayevening (wonder why they didn't). Some metal thingy with rubber in it, connected to the stabi (don't know the name in dutch, so english is impossible also) was worn. They replaced in about half an hour. So I'm ready to go tomorrow. Plan is to arrive at the parkplatz around 9.00 saturdaymorning.

Friday was mostly dry. I started raining sometime in the afternoon. And plenty of it.

Predictions for saturday are cloudy but dry. Sunday should be sunny.

Let the weekend begin....

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Bad luck Peter. Hope to see you next time.
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Today was not a lucky day. After 10 laps (in 2 hours ) at about 10:15 the noise from the front train was louder then my engine... Took hours to find aynone that does Alfa's in the Eifel (that actually has any parts on stock... all this just-in-time delivery is usually NOT in-time )
At the end of the day could do 2 extra laps before they closed the Ring due to extensive rain. During my 2 laps it was pouring; felt like a swimming pool Too bad the Q2 diff is not orderable in the Netherlands yet, could have used it !

Tomorrow the upper engine mount will have to be replaced, then see if we can make some extra laps this week-end. Noise from the front train is gone, so that's OK now. Just 12 laps on 1 day is terrible especially if the track is nearly completely empty !

Sorry to hear you can't make it Peter

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First pictures of the week-end are getting on-line by different photographers; This is quite a nice one: http://www.bottemanne.net/156V6/imag...maart-2007.jpg
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Re: Nurburgring 9+10+11 March

Nice shot Help me out though, where is that? Should be easy with that gate in the background, but I just cannot work it out.

Did you get all the car problems resolved?

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Nice shot Help me out though, where is that? Should be easy with that gate in the background, but I just cannot work it out.
Pflanzgarten.

Weather was SO GREAT!! Superb weekend.

And with the Frozenspeed pictures rolling in. Perfect.
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Nice shot Help me out though, where is that? Should be easy with that gate in the background, but I just cannot work it out.

Did you get all the car problems resolved?
Pflanzgarten

Yes, Sunday was the day with the best weather and no technical issues

(Robert has made a nice video too (full lap): http://www.147gta.nl/Lap110307AB2.wmv )

2 small videos, Alfa 156 in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MGjFAlY19c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSz2y3RwV0

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aaaaaaarghhh....the cool stuff i missed....


Glad you guys had a good time though.. excellent shots! Nouvola paint looks fabulous against the Track surroundings.
 
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Great shots indeed from Frozenspeed

The pearl blue looks great indeed

(good to see the difference in level of suspension between the M3 and (in this picture) my 156 (chased mode)... mine a sports suspension (too soft, to 'push' it on the Nurburgring), and the M3 a track suspension (way less body roll for example). Always difficult to choose the correct balance: comfort/handling (as the 156 is not a dedicated track tool) currently it is fine to cruise on the Ring (9 min laps) and sporty road handling; I was a bit disappointed about the stiffness )
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Great shots indeed beautiful weather

Not recognizing Planzgarten Of course, the photographer sitting just past the gravel trap. Which I know so well

Arnoudt, what suspension do you have on your car? Is it the KW variant 2, as sold by Novitec? The M3 behind you looks like he is going down a straight

Have you uprated your swaybars at all? That should reduce bodyroll without impacting ride comfort too much. Better than putting stiffer springs in.
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