Since the changes that have taken place on the start/finish straight at PF we have been looking for a solution to provide definitive signalling to drivers. The solution was provided by David Jones (Sports Timing Systems, UK distributor for TAG Heuer timing products) with a full digital display.
- Lord Drayson increases World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-999kg vehicles with a new average speed over one mile of 205.139mph and over one kilometre of 333.271kph, both records set from a flying start. The speeds were an average of two runs completed within an hour at Elvington Airfield, England (*subject to FIA homologation)
The final round of the ABkC Rotax and Honda Cadet National Championships, including the MSA Comer Cadet National Championship held at Shenington on 28th – 29th September saw more innovation come from the TAG Heuer and Super One partnership.
He chose Heuer and, for the next decade or so, the Swiss watch company was to serve as Official Timekeeper for the Scuderia Ferrari.
The Super One Series and Trent Valley Kart Club invite entries to the MiniMax class for the innovative Rotax Academy with pooled engines. As a precursor to 2014, this event is a low cost and controlled cost race for 11 to 15 year olds, where all costs are met with one single fee except for the provision of the driver’s own kart. Engines, race slick and wet tyres, race oil and fuel will be supplied by the promoters and entry and official practice costs met by the single fee for the two days. The entry fee is £800 and the entry form is on the Downloads page on the Super One website – Rotax Academy Entry Form. Entries to be sent to JKH, Manley House Farm, Manley Lane, Manley, Cheshire WA6 0PF (Tel 07774 646784) with SAE for confirmation.
It is 7am on Sunday morning of the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours. It is raining and the metronomic howl of engines blasting past the main grandstand echo with the regularity of a Swiss watch.
In a rain swept paddock filled with caravans and motor homes that would now be considered rudimentary to most kart racers American racing driver Michael Delaney (Steve McQueen) spies a shell-shocked Lisa Belgetti, whose boyfriend has just been critically injured in a fiery accident.
Delaney offers Belgetti some solace in his motor home, away from the prying eyes of the TV cameras and in her distressed state she asks him a poignant and seemingly unanswerable question.
“What is so important about driving faster than anyone else?”
Delaney, blue eyes glistening like the face of the TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 chronograph watch resting on his wrist, utters a line that has gone into motoring celluloid immortality.
“Racing is life….anything before or after, is just waiting.”
The championship was originally awarded to KF2 (KF Senior) but insufficient entries were received.
The British finest senior, cadet and junior karters gear up for tougher challenges and more exciting showdowns in pursuit of the titles at stake as karting unwraps another action-packed season via the ABkC Super One Championship
Earlier this year TAG Heuer were awarded the Official Timing partners of this talented championship, home of the MSA Cadet, Junior and Senior Karting Championships
Through its relationship with the leading national karting championships and domestic kart clubs in the UK, TAG Heuer has been the first provider to bring state of the art benefits to clubs and drivers worldwide. The Timing brand has introduced dedicated innovative developments in Karting including sector timing, live internet timing, and benefits to grass roots and world championship events in the past 3 years since launching its transponder timing product range
TAG Heuer is looking forward to a highly successful 2013 season with all its karting partners and would like to remind people that its dedicated customer support services can be reached via Sports Timing Systems, the exclusive and official TAG Heuer distributor for the UK and Ireland either on the web at www.sportstimingsystems.co.uk
Thanks to the efficient support of Sports Timing Systems in the UK and Ireland, TAG Heuer will continue to offer a permanent level of product innovation, technical support and ongoing development that has been the hallmark and DNA of the global brand since introducing the ground breaking kart timing and scoring system in 2010
Recently, the brand has installed its unrivalled hardware and software (also the official CIK-FIA and WSK) equipment to the Trent Valley Kart Club based at the PF International circuit, home of the annual MSA British Kart Masters Grand Prix and is also either currently installing or in negotiation with other UK kart circuits
Drivers, teams, and family members will follow every sector of every lap in this year’s ABkC and MSA British Karting Championship from either the paddock or in the comfort of their own homes live on the new TAG Heuer UK Live Timing website at www.tagheuer-timing.co.uk
Following the switch-over to the TAG Heuer timing system last month, the team at Trent Valley Kart Club and TAG Heuer have been working closely together to develop new systems to maximise the huge capabilities that the TAG Heuer system provides.