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New technology, recovery, and improved car ID for 2008

Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:10 am

from www.v8supercar.com.au
New initiatives designed improve the judicial process, vehicle recoveries and enable spectators to better identify individual cars are amongst the improvements to the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

The V8 Supercar Championship Series begins in Adelaide next month with the Series being officially launched in Melbourne on February 6. Two compulsory team test days will be held in Victoria and Queensland on the 12th and 14th of February followed by the Clipsal 500 from February 21-24.

V8 Supercars Australia will introduce “Chase Cam” into every car in the Series as the in-car camera used by the judiciary to review incidents and also for broadcast quality pictures that can be used for television when required.

These are in addition to the Seven in-car cameras already utilised for the telecast.

The Chase Cam replaces the former in-car cameras that were older technology and more difficult to extract data from. The Chase Cam technology allows a hard disk to simply be removed from the unit and re-inserted into a television or computer for instant replays.

The digital recorders write directly to Compact Flash for easy drag-and-drop computer transfer in Mpeg-2 format. Extremely rugged, it is currently being used by many top racing teams and several television programs. The video processor allows for simple picture-in-picture or split screen video.

V8 Supercars Australia has also appointed a fulltime Recovery Coordinator in an effort to speed up the process of removing cars that have left the track or suffered damage as the result of a mechanical issue or accident.

Experience recovery expert Alistair Walker will assume the role of overseeing all recoveries and assisting local officials in training and preparing for all scenarios.

The recovery teams at each circuit will again have the use of the 4WD Manitou forklift tractor which proved an overwhelming success in 2007. The Manitou is an all-terrain heavy lifting tractor that can quickly access recovery sites when vehicles need to be lifted or pulled out of difficult recoveries.

V8 Supercars Australia will also use more prominent numbers in the rear side windows of all cars to allow those at the track the officials and watching on television to more easily identify competitors, particularly on cars with similar appearances. Additionally the style of number will be a standard configuration to further assist identification.

The numbers were trialled by current Champion Garth Tander at last year’s rounds in Tasmania and Phillip Island and were found to be highly visible on both television and at the track.

They will be fluorescent yellow in colour and occupy the space in the rear side window. Additionally numbers on the rear windscreen will be moved from the bottom middle to the top right for easier identification.

Driver names will remain on the lower portion of the rear windows as they were in 2007. As with the numbers the style will be fixed.

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Post by fordman6 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:15 am

About bloody time! But tbh I never noticed the numbers on GT's window! I do now when I look at some pics in V8X...
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:17 am

Admin_Ford wrote:About bloody time!
I think so.

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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:20 am

Now all we need is someone that can actually give out penalties properly...

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Post by fordman6 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:34 am

we should send a emsil to the IPO Mike and apply! lmfao
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:34 am

Admin_Ford wrote:we should send a emsil to the IPO Mike and apply! lmfao
lol!

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Post by Admin_Holden on Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:33 am

Okay I'll give a penalty to everyone bar cars 3 and 51 every single race!

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Post by fordman6 on Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:28 pm

and...; 4, 5, 6, 8, 10.... Razz
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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:26 pm

Wait a second, you forgot 1 & 2 lol!

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Post by fordman6 on Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:03 pm

nah, they can get penalties! Razz
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Re: New technology, recovery, and improved car ID for 2008

Post by T.A on Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:01 am

And then you deem 88 the winner of every race! (C'mon! How else am I going to win the V8CentralFanatsyLeague???)

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Post by fordman6 on Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:26 am

No! 5 will win every race!
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Post by T.A on Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:51 am

NO 88!

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Post by --->Da[V]id<--- on Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:13 am

You've got it all wrong. #2 will win all the way until he's crowned champion!

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Post by fordman6 on Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:19 am

ok, we better get back on topic...
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