Welcome to the May 2023 JB Data Engineering newsletter.
The racing season is well and truly underway and JB Data Engineering has been very busy over the past four weeks, supporting teams and championships across the country. We’ve included some highlights below, but it was great to be working with the TCR UK Touring Car Championship and the British Endurance Championship and experiencing first-hand the the passion for racing and the enthusiasm across all the teams and competitors in those series. As ever, if JB Data Engineering can support your racing activities in 2023, whether through our data analysis services or the provision of the many other services we offer, please contact us on 07717 562169 or email email@example.com
Fun Cup Endurance Championship
The Fun Cup Endurance Championship is, as its name suggests, always a lot of fun and it was great to be back with EDF Motorsports at Brands Hatch, a team with whom we have worked on many occasions with over the past few seasons. EDF Motorsports had three cars entered for the four-hour race at Brands Hatch on April 15th and 16th. With two entries in the Masters Championship, the #212 car driven by Simon Coles and Nick Cassidy and the #104 car piloted by Gary Summers and Victor Kara, along with the #246 entry driven by Vlad Vassilev and Matt Dorkings, we had our work cut out!
After four hours of close, competitive racing in changeable conditions, Simon and Nick finished 6th in their class with Gary and Victor finishing 10th. Vlad and Matt enjoyed a solid weekend, finishing 8th overall and 4th in their class. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and look forward to more exciting Fun Cup action in the months ahead.
Flexibility and speed are key attributes of the service provided by JB Data Engineering, so we were delighted to step in at the last minute to provide data analysis support for Chris Hart’s Makehappen Racing at the start of its 2023 GT Cup campaign at Donington Park. The Leeds-based team entered its two-car Mercedes AMG GT4 line-up. Chris Hart and Operations Director Stephen Walton piloted the team’s #69 car while Jon Currie was joined by the highly experienced Phil Keen in the #96 entry.
With four races spread over the weekend, GT Cup rounds are very demanding and we were delighted when Chris Hart and Stephen Walton took the GTH class victory in the opening contest. Following their win with a further podium and two seventh-in-class finishes meant that the #69 duo left Donington standing second in the GTH standings. Currie and Keen enjoyed a successful weekend with a podium finish in Race Two and lay fifth in the GTH standings.
JB Data Engineering was back with Makehappen Racing at the end of the month for the second GT Cup weekend of the season, this time on the Brands Hatch GP circuit. It was another solid weekend for the squad, tarnished only by disqualifications for a number of entrants due to technical infringements in the fourth race. With eight races completed, Stephen and Chris lie third in the GTH (GT4) standings while Jon and Phil are two places back in fifth.
TCR UK Touring Car Championship
JB Data Engineering is delighted to be providing data analysis to Makehappen Racing for the 2023 season and we look forward to many more successful weekends as the season progresses.
JB Data Engineering worked with the TCR UK Touring Car Championship in a Data Scrutineering role for the opening rounds of the 2023 championship at Snetterton on April the 8th and 9th. 24 cars were on the grid for rounds 1 & 2 of the 14-round championship which will visit iconic UK circuits such as Oulton Park, Silverstone, Donington and Brands Hatch.
The racing was as competitive as ever and the feedback from the series organisers was very positive. The weather, which turned from cold and wet to dry and reasonably warm, helped set the atmosphere for a packed weekend of competition. New for the 2023 season is the introduction of the TCR World Ranking where drivers score points via a dedicated season which, at the end of the year, which will see the top 45 drivers in the TCR World Ranking join the top 15 drivers who have completed the TCR World Tour. All 60 drivers will compete in the TCR World Ranking Final.
British Endurance Championship & Britcar Trophy
Building on our data scrutineering work, JB Data Engineering was delighted to work with the British Endurance Championship and the BritcarTrophy at Brands Hatch during April. Supporting championships in this manner means that competitors can be assured that the technical regulations are being applied fairly and consistently. JB Data Engineering is very much looking forward to working with the TCR UK Touring Car Championship and the British Endurance Championship as the year progresses.
Cambridge United Women
JB Data Engineering was the proud match sponsor for Cambridge United Women when they met London Seaward FC in the FA Women’s National League at The Abbey Stadium on April 2nd. We were also the sponsor of seven players in the Cambridge United Women’s squad, including Sarah Wiltshire who is the 4th highest goal scorer in the National League. The team took a hard fought 2-2 draw with goals from Hayley Simpson and Sarah Wiltshire. We were delighted to be developing our sporting connections with our involvement in football and we look forward to building on our relationship with the Cambridge United Women’s team in the 2023/24 season.
Well, that about wraps it up for this month. We look forward to meeting up with our clients and friends in racing paddocks over the summer. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you the very best of luck wherever you are competing this month!