Last weekend we were at Brands Hatch with our client, VEXATEC. The Swiss-Tech company tested the worldwide unique agility shirt with high-end data logger at the American Speedfest of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in Brands Hatch. Gianmarco Ercoli and Simone Laureti from Racers Motorsport wore the VEXATEC agility shirts on Friday during two 30-minute practices. The tests, officially approved and monitored by NASCAR, were successfully completed. Even at a speed of 250km/h, data were transmitted and evaluated constantly and precisely in real time.
Telemetry is the norm in motorsport. Every little detail of the racing car is monitored, from the engine to the transmission to the steering movements, vibrations and braking points, nothing remains unnoticed. So far, the situation is quite different getting down to the race drivers. The information about the physical and mental condition must be determined in laborious tests before the race or remains completely hidden. Thanks to innovative Swiss Tech of VEXATEC, measurements with an extremely large amount of data are possible. The motorsport-specific measurements focus on ECG, pulse, G-forces on the body as well as the body position and body movement. Through precise measurements 50 times per second, data is transferred by the data logger to the computer in the pit box and can in future be sent to TV broadcasters as well as race monitoring stations.