Cosworth and BTCC announce exclusive performance electronics partnership at Autosport International
- Cosworth and British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) announce extension to their exclusive performance electronics partnership at UK’s Autosport International show.
- Cosworth will provide its ICD Dash Logger and IPS32 Power Management hardware to support BTCC electronics into 2016 and beyond.
- The new agreement will see Cosworth continue as BTCC’s single source electronics supplier.
Cosworth, the world-renowned UK performance engineering and manufacturing group, has extended its supply of electronics hardware to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for a further six years, supporting the series with the latest generation of Intelligent Colour Display (ICD) Dash Logger and Intelligent Power System (IPS32) hardware to complement the existing supply of ECU, complete car loom, sensor package and aliveDRIVE video data system.
Cosworth’s new agreement with the BTCC builds on the same close partnership that dates back over 15 years. The deal sees Cosworth’s continued contribution to the BTCC’s ongoing growth by providing the very latest in its cutting-edge motorsport electronics solutions.
Cosworth’s ICD Dash Logger builds on the worldwide success of the group’s Omega platform and features high-performance, full colour 6.2” TFT display, powerful multi-core microprocessor, integrated graphics processor and configurable tri-colour LED arrays.
The IPS32 Power Management System is the foundation of Cosworth’s third generation range of power management products, which has been extended to include an ultra-lightweight, 48 channel variant.
Both the ICD and IPS32 products benefit from Cosworth’s latest release of its innovative Toolset configuration software, which enables user-friendly monitoring and setup of the dash display, logging and power management from a single software application.
Cosworth’s provision of its ICD and IPS32 to BTCC competitors from 2016 will add the latest in chassis electronics alongside the group’s aliveDRIVE video-capture platform and scrutineering platform. Cosworth’s aliveDRIVE system records high definition in-car video, synchronised with on-car data to produce immersive content that bring fans closer to the action on track and enables championship officials to make informed scrutineering and stewarding decisions.
After each 2016 qualifying session, Cosworth’s aliveDRIVE platform will enable fans to view the pole-setting lap from inside the cockpit, complete with bespoke on-screen data overlays. These videos will be uploaded to BTCC’s social media channels and shared by Cosworth and other media, providing fans with the best insight to date into Britain’s premier motor racing series.
Thomas Buckler – Commercial Director, Cosworth
“Cosworth has played an important role in the BTCC over many years, and we are delighted to renew our collaboration in providing the latest hardware and software from our electronics team. The ICD Dash Logger and IPS32 systems have already proved a great success on the international stage but it is satisfying to provide support to a series so close to home, with the latest generations now offering more flexibility and reliability than ever before. This updated agreement is an extension to our existing relationship with BTCC and sees the series brought fully in line with Cosworth’s latest electronics offering. The growth of the BTCC in recent years has been impressive: technical credibility, increased coverage, fantastic racing and more manufacturer involvement. BTCC is the ideal platform for Cosworth to showcase our electronics capabilities and we are thrilled that motor racing fans will benefit from our latest innovations.”