The iconic 4 km Circuit Zolder in Belgium has been hosting motorsport racing for over 60 years. As racing vehicles achieve blazing speeds, the circuit continues taking meaningful steps to optimize safety and operational oversight.
Most recently, the Grade 2 Circuit Zolder has installed FIA & FIM homologated Grade 2 LED panels from MYLAPS. Strategically positioned around the track, the ultra-bright digital LED panels aid manned flagging stations to deploy safety flags and critical warnings, prompting instant reactions from drivers. This reduces dependency on flag marshals who can relocate to safer posts. The digital LED panels are highly visible in any weather conditions, ensuring racers constantly have full sight of the latest track status updates for enhanced situational awareness and safety.
As existing users of the MYLAPS timing system and transponders, trusted by leading global motorsport organizations like MotoGP, WEC, IndyCar, NASCAR, the team at Circuit Zolder recognizes the impact of integrating proven technologies to enhance accuracy and safety.
Partnership with Time Service & MYLAPS Sports Technology
To implement a cutting-edge race control system tailored to the unique needs of Circuit Zolder, an experienced partner was instrumental. By partnering up with Dutch timekeeping company, Time Service, Circuit Zolder received hands-on guidance and insight into the advanced race control system. The timekeeping and digital LED panels are developed by MYLAPS Sports Technology, the global market leader in sports timing and expert in race control solutions. The MYLAPS X2 Race Control system is a fully integrated solution, including FIA & FIM homologated Light Panels, to control all the action happening on the track. For their timekeeping Circuit Zolder relies on the X2 Timing System with MYLAPS Transponders. This is widely recognized as the most reliable and accurate timing system, used by many of the top global motorsports organizations like MotoGP, WEC, IndyCar, NASCAR, and many more.
Making racing safer
Harry Steegmans, General Manager at Circuit Zolder: “We are excited to see the MYLAPS LED panels installed at our circuit. We immediately noticed drivers reacting quicker to track status changes, making racing safer for everyone involved.”
High visibility flagging
Engelbert Gieskes, Commercial Director Motorsports at MYLAPS: ‘It’s great to work together with Circuit Zolder and our partner Time Service. The high visibility MYLAPS LED panels are the best way to communicate the latest track status with drivers, enhancing safety for everyone at the circuit.’
About Circuit Zolder
Built in the 1960s, Circuit Zolder is located in the middle of the Limburg greenery in northeastern Belgium. The circuit covers 4 kilometers of asphalt, 10 curves of which 3 chicanes, a daring Sacramentsheuvel and 2 long straights. Circuit Zolder’s highly technical track has always created a challenge for man and machine. This going back to its early beginnings (in the meantime more than 50 years ago), passing over the Formula 1 years of the ‘70s and ‘80s, right through to the present day.
About Time Service
Time Service is a time keeping company that have been making cutting edge software for Motorsports applications for more than 20 years. Time Service is an international operation with client’s that need the highest level of solutions within timing and race control. All software is made inhouse by their software engineers and timekeepers together for developing the best solutions for timekeeping and race control worldwide. Time Service is one of the world leading companies in the development of software for time keeping and race control management systems that is custom-made for their clients.