Welcome to the July 2023 JB Data Engineering newsletter.
We’ve experienced some staggeringly hot days at the circuits over the past few weeks but sadly it doesn’t look like we’ll be replicating last year’s July temperatures over the next few days. It does make for some interesting choices on tyres, though! June was a very busy month for us as we combined data scrutineering duties with support for teams and drivers across the UK in various championships.
If you have any testing planned over the next few weeks and believe you could benefit from the support of JB Data Engineering, please contact us on +44 7717 562169 or by email. We can travel anywhere nationally or internationally so, with just a few spots available until mid-September, please let us know how we can help.
GT Cup at Snetterton
JB Data Engineering enjoyed another fantastic weekend at a sweltering Snetterton when Makehappen Racing returned to Norfolk with its two GTH-class Mercedes AMG GT4s for the third round of the 2023 GT Cup Championship. Stephen Walton and Chris Hart piloted the #96 entry while the sister car saw Jon Currie partnered with Phil Keen for four contests on the 3-mile Snetterton 300 circuit.
Leeds-based Makehappen Racing dominated the GTH (GT4) class and the two cars took seven out of the eight possible class podium finishes between them. Chris Hart and Stephen Walton, Executive Chairman and Operations Director respectively at ultrafast broadband connectivity company Makehappen, took the class win in Race One while teammates Jon Currie and Phil Keen stood on the top step of the GTH podium in races three and four.
From our perspective, the highlight of the weekend was seeing the progress of Jon Currie as a driver. Being awarded Driver of the Day on the Sunday was a fitting reward for all the hard work that Jon has put in to become a class-winner. JB Data Engineering is looking forward to rejoining Makehappen Racing for two further GT Cup rounds in July when the series visits Oulton Park and Silverstone.
TCR UK Touring Car Championship
JB Data Engineering was working with a number of teams when the 2023 TCR UK Touring Car Championship visited Oulton Park on the weekend of June 10th and 11th. TCR UK is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular race series and it was great to see Bruce Winfield take his second victory of the season in the #37 Area Motorsport Hyundai in Round 5. There was a close battle for second place with Jac Constable passing Alex Ley in the closing seconds of the 16-lap contest.
Carl Boardley, at the wheel of the #41 CBM with Hart GT Cupra Leon, converted pole position on the reversed grid into the race lead and, ultimately, the win in round six. Boardley, who switched to TCR UK in 2023 after five years competing in the BTCC, was also awarded the Goodyear Diamond Award for drivers over 40 for both of his races. JB Data Engineering is proud to continue its association with the TCR UK Touring Car Championship and looks forward to continuing to provide data analysis services to teams up and down the TCR UK paddock as the 2023 season progresses.
Ginetta GT Academy
The third weekend of June saw JB Data Engineering back at our ‘home’ circuit of Snetterton supporting Alastair Rushforth Motorsport and Phil McGarty, driver of the team’s #81 car, in rounds 15, 16 and 17 of the Ginetta GT Academy series. This championship is designed to allow drivers at the beginning of their GT racing careers, as well as drivers with some experience, to enjoy close, competitive racing in safe, reliable race cars. Phil McGarty has been competing in Ginettas since he began racing in 2016. Phil qualified 12th overall and finished all three 20-minute contests with a 6th and two 5th-place finishes in class. Phil also put in his fastest lap in Race Three.
JB Data Engineering enjoys supporting drivers competing all levels in the sport, from domestic one-make series through to international championships. In addition to our core data engineering services, we can also provide video analysis, race and fuel strategies and human performance engineering.
Contact us on 07717 562169 to discuss how we can support your racing goals.
British Endurance Championship
JB Data Engineering resumed data scrutineering duties at Silverstone over the weekend of June 24th and 25th for Round Four of the British Endurance Championship and the Britcar Trophy. Grids were busy as usual for this popular championship and it was great to be able to assure all the teams and competitors that, through data scrutineering, technical regulations were being applied fairly and consistently. The two-hour British Endurance Championship contest was won by the #9 PB Racing Audi R8 GT3 driven by Peter Erceg and Marcus Clutton with the #63 Scott Sport Lamborghini Super Trofeo piloted by Mikkel Mac and Keith Frieser finishing in second, two laps back. The Team Hard Porsche 991 Cup car completed the podium positions, Brad Thurston and Daryl Deleon finishing nearly 24 seconds back from the #63 car. Victory in the ROWE Britcar Trophy race went to Axel Van Nederveen in his Ginetta.
Data Scrutineering for the British Endurance Championship is always a pleasure and we look forward to rejoining the series when it visits Snetterton in September.
VBOX HD Lite
The VBOX HD Lite is a miniature video data logging system for motorsport that offers 1080p HD video with fully synchronised GNSS data. The compact, water-resistant and aerodynamic VBOX HD Lite offers a wide dynamic range which enables the camera to display greater image detail and balanced lighting in high contrast conditions, where both bright and dark areas are present in the frame.
Output to the RACELOGIC predictive lap timing display allows you to have valuable feedback whilst you are driving.
The VBOX HD Lite also features RACELOGIC’s reliable “only when moving” log strategy, enabling the device to start and stop logging on its own, based on vehicle movement. This valuable feature prevents the microSD card filling up with static video in the paddock. JB Data Engineering can supply, install and train you on the optimal use of the VBOX HD Lite. Click below to discover more about the VBOX HD Lite and place your order.
Are you looking to refresh and sharpen your racing skills by testing in the summer break? JB Data Engineering has a few dates available throughout August and early September if expert track-side data engineering and video analysis would be of benefit to you. Our team is available to travel throughout the UK and Europe at short notice, ensuring that you have the right data analysis support when and where you need it.
Wherever you are racing or testing in July, we wish you a successful month and we look forward to meeting up in the paddock over the coming weeks! If you need any support with data engineering, video analysis simulator support of any of our other services, please call JB Data Engineering on 0044 7717 562169 or email email@example.com