A new milestone in the world of sports timing last weekend in Wackersdorf (Germany): The Rotax Max Challenge was the first race event in history to use X2 Link, the new MYLAPS concept for live wireless 2-way communication between timer, race control and vehicles on the track.
The participants of this kart series were the first racers in the world to use X2 Link and benefit from live results on their displays while racing. During qualifications and races the drivers were able to receive the following results:
- Official lap times (based on transponder passings)
- Gap to racer in front
- Gap to racer behind
- Diff to P1
- # of laps completed/to go
X2 Tracking for more track safety
The Rotax Max Challenge used the X2 Tracking functionality in the Junior Class to optimize track safety and improve race control. This service provides the GPS positions of all vehicles (equipped with the RaceLink antenna) in a desktop application for timers and race control. Race control was able to watch and replay positions of the vehicles on the track and find unrelated transponders on the track.
X2 Link is an add-on to the existing X2 timing and data system. With X2 Link MYLAPS fully empowers the goal to enhance track safety and to increase race experience for racers, pit crew and spectators. The benefits of X2 Link will be available for all racing levels.