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Data logging or acquisition is now commonly used across all forms of motorsport. In this Driver’s University tutorial, our driver coach, Scott Mansell, takes an overall look at data logging and how it can help you become faster on track.

This introductory tutorial is the first in a mini-series that will detail how to make the most out of data as drivers.


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There are many motorsport data logging systems available on the market, from GPS-only units to HD video systems that can log hundreds of channels.

As drivers we don’t necessarily need hundreds of channels of information – these are usually for engineers to check various information from the engine, suspension and tyres enabling them to understand exactly what’s happening dynamically with the car.

To make the most out of data logging as a driver, the best option is something like the vBox Video HD2 system which includes GPS data, two cameras and the opportunity to include channels such as throttle position and brake pressure. As drivers, the most important channels are speed, throttle position, brake pressure and RPM:

Please watch the detailed tutorial where Scott explains how to begin to analyse the race data to improve your driving technique. If you haven’t seen the previous driving technique tutorials please take a look at them here.