Welcome to the SEPTEMBER 2023 JB Data Engineering newsletter.
Welcome to the September 2023 edition of the JB Data Engineering newsletter. Sadly, the summer is drawing to a close, the Goodwood Revival is just days away and many national championships are getting close to that critical season finale. We had a busy month in August but are now firmly in planning mode for the winter, supporting customers competing in the Asian Le Mans Series and, of course, looking ahead to 2024!
Not all our support work is carried out track-side, however, and you can read about our remote services below.
Please be aware that we have very few dates available now for 2023 so if we can help you in anyway, please contact us on +44 7717 562169 or by email.
TCR UK Touring Car Championship
JB Data Engineering was at Silverstone for rounds 10 and 11 of the TCR UK Touring Car Championship, supporting customers across the grid in one of the most competitive and popular UK race series.
21 cars were on the grid at the Silverstone National circuit with Adam Shepherd putting the #117 Area Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR on pole for the first of two 25-minute contests. Given that Shepherd was carrying 30kg of compensation weight and had barely had any time on-track during the practice session, it was an achievement to lap .022s quicker than his teammate Bruce Winfield in the #37 Hyundai.
The pole-sitter did not have the best of luck in the first race of the weekend as an alternator bearing failure forced the #117 driver into retirement, followed by Bruce Winfield with an upright failure.
Carl Boardley in the #41 CBM with Hart GT Cupra took the win in Round 10, followed by Jenson Brickley in the #246 Cupra. Joe Marshall completed the podium positions.
Round 11 saw the red flag brought out after a first lap accident which resulted in Chris Smiley making contact with the barrier. Two laps behind the safety car was followed by a stoppage to allow for safe repair of the track-side damage.
The race was shortened to 15 minutes at the re-start with a shuffled grid and it was Alex Ley in the #76 Hyundai who went on to take his second consecutive reverse-grid win, followed by Matthew Wilson in #31 JWB Motorsport Cupra, Bruce Winfield rounding out the podium positions.
It was another fantastic weekend’s racing with the TCR UK Touring Car Championship with Carl Boardley now holding a commanding 45-point championship lead over Bruce Winfield. JB Data Engineering looks forward to meeting up again with the TCR UK paddock at Donington Park this coming weekend.
Revolution Race Cars
Early in August, JB Data Engineering was delighted to be asked to provide customer support for Revolution Race Cars at Zolder and Spa-Francorchamps. The company, founded by Phil Abbott, had invited potential customers for their lightweight 820kg sportscar to experience the vehicle at two of the most iconic circuits in Europe and drivers from across the globe enjoyed getting up to speed in one of the world’s most exciting new sports prototypes.
The Revolution is designed to provide a fun, exciting and competitive on-track experience, whether the driver is looking for track day excitement or beginning their journey towards competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car is easy to maintain, cost-effective in use and has accessible handling and performance. The Revolution is eligible for many prototype race series and Revolutions are currently competing in the Formula Prototype Challenge Canada and the Sports Prototype Cup North America.
Both events were a great success and JB Data Engineering was proud to have played a part in helping more new drivers enjoy the Revolution Race Car experience.
RaceSense Digital Tyre Pressure Gauges
We are pleased to be distributors for the complete range of RaceSense tyre pressure gauges. Built with the demands of motorsports in mind, the RaceSense Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge with Pyrometer is designed to save time in the pits and on the track.
It has an automatic mode that will record initial pressures and also the adjusted pressures and is designed for maximum precision. After tyre pressures have been measured, the data is saved automatically, ready for export if required.
The RaceSense Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge with Pyrometer uses NFC (Near Field Communication) technology that allows you to transfer all your captured data to your phone in less than a second (NFC-enabled phone required) and allows you to keep your tyre pressures a secret from competitors. You just input your desired pressures beforehand and the gauge will show an offset from these values instead of the actual pressures on the screen. Simply adjust your tyre pressures until you reach zero and no one will ever know what pressures you are running.
Call JB Data Engineering now to hear about the complete range of RaceSense Digital Tyre Pressure Gauges or click here to order.
Contact us on 07717 562169 to discuss how we can support your racing goals.
There’s more to JB Data Engineering than track-side support…
You may think that much of our work is at the circuit, working with teams and drivers to capture and understand video and data and it is true that we do spend a lot of time in paddocks and garages doing just that. But there is a lot more to JB Data Engineering that you may not be aware of.
Working remotely and supporting drivers across the UK and internationally is now an important part of the range of services we provide. What many competitors don’t realise is that the latest in video or data acquisition tech isn’t always necessary in order to benefit from our services.
It can be as simple as sending us your video and some basic data and we can review it with you, suggesting some easy gains and providing a feedback sheet. You can talk us through the areas that you are struggling with and we can make provide guidance that may lead to some quick wins.
If you’re struggling at a circuit with a data issue, call JB Data Engineering. We may not be physically present but we can talk you through various solutions and help you out of that tight spot when manufacturer support may not be available.
There are many ways that JB Data Engineering can help you to be more competitive and it doesn’t necessarily mean we have to be in the garage with you.
If you have a problem with data analysis or video acquisition, call us on +44 7717 562169, wherever you are and at whatever time. We’re just a phone call away and we’re here to help!
Wherever you’re racing in September, we wish you the best of luck and let’s hope we can benefit from some late summer sun for these final weeks of the domestic season.
We look forward to meeting you in a paddock somewhere over the next few weeks.