Racer is an digital flagging/marshalling system – flags, tracking and communications – for circuit racing. The system consists of on-board devices connected to a central race control software via RF, directly or through relay antennas.
The central race control software Racetrack/Circuits the position and speed of the competitors and displays all the usual situation flags:
- red flag
- safety car
- yellow flag, with identification of the affected Racetrack/Circuit sector
- “slippery surface” flag, also with identification of the affected sector
- blue flag
The system also allows to send individual or group custom messages to competitors depending on the different race eventualities (delayed start, Stop&Go, 5-3-1min alerts at grid, etc.).
The system also allows for speed marshalling on start, virtual safety car zones or boxes street.
For competitors, the on board device has a “Panic/emergency button” that immediately alerts race control of any urgent problem that he/she might have.
The system works with a 900MHz RF frenquency, that has a range of up to 20km and doesn´t interfere with most other common event transmissions.