Ferrari 458 Challenge @ Sydney Motorsport Park – VBox HD onboard Ringo Cheung in the wet

VBox HD onboard with Ringo Cheung in the wet Sydney Motorsport Park race circuit.

More info: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/products/vbox-hd-motorsport-with-60-camera

The Sydney leg of the Ferrari Asia Pacific Challenge kept viewers on the edge of their seats at Ferrari Racing Days today. The Ferrari APAC Challenge was led by Max Blancardi from Italy in the Pirelli Pro classification who took the chequered flag in Race 2 of the Trofeo Pirelli.

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The Pirelli classification of experienced drivers saw more competition, with Philippe Prette from Hong Kong taking the top spot on the podium in Race 2 with a racing time of 30:11:80, crossing the finish line just one second ahead of Steve Wyatt from Australia who took second spot while Peter White, also from Australia, took third spot.

In the Coppa Shell classification, Race 2 saw lots of exciting action as the drivers battled it out on the tracks. David Tjiptobiantoro from Indonesia won with a racing time of 30:17:18, finishing fourth overall and ahead of Paul van Loenhout from Australia and Tani Hanna from Lebanon.

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Ferrari 458 Challenge Evo with VBox HD at Sepang, Malaysia

Here’s an exciting video shot from onboard the new Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO car that is being used in the Ferrari Challenge. Here you can see drive for APM Monaco tackle the demanding Sepang circuit.

The 458 Challenge EVO is fitted with an aerodynamic kit that has further enhanced performance when it comes to balance and its cornering ability, thanks mainly to the new rear wing.

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VBOX HD is a miniature, rugged bullet camera designed to capture difficult action shots that other cameras can’t capture. The super fast 720p Global shutter CMOS sensor totally eliminates distortion caused by vibration of fast paced action, whilst its tiny size makes it extremely versatile and discrete.

Stunning HD graphics can be produced in post-processing and overlaid onto your recorded video, enhancing the footage even further.

Camera Specification:

– Sensor: CMOS Global Shutter progressive

– Sensor size: 1/3″

– Sensor resolution: 1.3 Mega Pixels

– Lens: 60°

– Resolution: 1280×720

– Frame Rate: 30fps

– Dynamic Range: 61.3 db

– Cable length: 3m

– 60° lens size: 56.75mm length Ø 21mm

– Camera Mounting: Standard 1/4″ UNC Mounting thread

– Operating Temperature: -30°c to +70°c

More info: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/products/vbox-hd-motorsport-with-60-camera

VBox HD Ferrari 458 Challenge Development by Grid-Motorsport.co

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Development of Ferrari 458 Challenge Asia Pacific series VBox HD, is at the final stage as we draws near to the season opener at Sepang, Malaysia.

VBox HD Motorsport, designed with Motorsport in mind, the new VBOX HD gives you crisp, high definition images supported by high quality GPS data captured at 10 times per second.

The superfast, 720p global shutter CMOS sensor totally eliminates distortion caused by vibration or fast paced action which normally arises from using a rolling shutter, whilst its tiny size camera it extremely versatile and discrete.

online-storeStunning HD graphics can be produced in post-processing and overlaid onto your recorded video, enhancing the footage even further.

More info: www.grid-motorsport.co/products/vbox-hd-motorsport-with-60-camera

高清 VBox HD 法拉利458挑战赛系統由Grid Motorsport Co. 开发

專為亚太法拉利458挑战赛系列設計的高清VBox HD发展已進入最后阶段。

高清VBox HD,使用坚固耐用的子弹头用来捕捉高清晰度,高难度动作拍摄图像,其它相机无法捕捉,更以10Hz高品质的GPS数据支持数据分析。

超快720p的全局快门CMOS传感器完全消除了由于快节奏动作振动的失真,而其微小的尺寸使它非常灵活易用。

Clio Cup China R10 – Zhuhai: Tommy Chan wins, Crowned Champion

Hong Kong driver Tommy Chan finished the season in style by winning the season finale in Zhuhai and being crowned as 2013 Clio Cup China Series Champion. Meanwhile, Ye Xingping claimed a win in Class B.

Drama before the race start as Huang Yi went off during his sighting lap. He would need to start from pit lane. Meanwhile, at the start, Tommy Chan held on to his lead while first time Clio Cup starter Alan Lee made a stunning start and went straight from 5th to 2nd in just one corner. Yu Kam Cheong was behind him in 3rd.

Alan Lee even started to challenge Tommy Chan for the lead in the early stage of the race, but start to fall back at midway and was being attacked by Yu Kam Cheong. Yu Kam Cheong made his move 2 laps from the end and got 2nd. Alan Lee wanted his place back but spun off during a late braking move at Turn 11. He missed the podium place with just 1 lap to go!

Tommy Chan then was unchallenged and took a comfortable win, a perfect end to his season, as he is now the 2013 Champion!

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Yu Kam Cheong took a fine 2nd place, while Byron Tong battled through the field and took 3rd, after starting from the back as a result of his qualifying off. Kenneth Ma also did a great job a got 4th after a fierce battle with Ye Xingping. Ye Xingping were 5th and Class B winner.

Yang Xu had an adventurous race as he spun off in Turn 14 Lap3 and off the track again in the final lap. He the finished in 6th, ahead of Hu Cheng Wei and Benson Wong, who were 2nd and 3rd in Class B. Huang Yi, meanwhile, finished 9th after starting from pit lane.

For the Championship standing, Tommy Chan was the Champion with fellow Hong Kong drivers Byron Tong and Kenneth Ma 1st and 2nd runner-up respectively.

Thanks for joining us for this exciting season! Sea you all in 2014!

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克里欧杯珠海R10: 陈鸿伟完美封王

香港车手陈鸿伟以完美的胜利,结束他的冠军赛季,并正式成为2013克里欧杯中国系列赛全年总冠军。而叶兴平则夺得B组冠军。

比赛开始前发生小插曲。黄毅在热身圈时冲出赛道,只能在维修区起步。正式发车时,陈鸿伟成功保护领先位置进入T1。首次参赛的李卓峰起跑不俗!只消一个弯就从第五追上第二,把余锦昌挤到第三。

李卓峰更在比赛初段尝试挑战陈鸿伟,但比赛中后段开始被甩开,并被余锦昌攻击。余锦昌结果在最后两圈,成功超越,升上第二名。李卓峰力追,但当他在T11尝试超越时,失控打滑出赛道,无奈在比赛只剩最后一圈时退赛。但他首次参赛的好表现仍然为人津津乐道。

陈鸿伟随后轻松冲过终点,成功夺得收官战的冠军,并正式成为2013年的年度总冠军。

余锦昌成绩不错,得到亚军。唐绍裘从尾位发车,结果成功追上第三。同样在后排发车的马汉华,在与叶兴平激烈缠斗后得到第四。叶兴平第五,并得到B组冠军。

中国车手杨旭今场比赛出现两次意外。他首先在T14高速失控,再在最后一圈冲出赛道。结果得到第六。胡成伟和黄炜邦分夺第七、第八,并B组的亚、季军。黄毅在维修区起步后只得一席第九。

总成绩方面,陈鸿伟一支独秀,得到全年总冠军。香港车手唐绍裘和马汉华则得到总亚军和总季军。

感谢各位关注今年的克里欧赛事,我们2014年再见!

More info: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/

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Coming Soon: VBox Lap Timer (Stand Alone OLED Display) – Q1, 2014


VBox Lap Timer (Stand Alone OLED Display)

We have seen and used the Video VBox accessory OLED multifunction display, it was the perfect tool for immediate feed back to the driver on their driving. Even more of the perfect tool for Endurance racing where every constant second throughout the lap times wins or loses the race. Also a perfect companion for qualifying, seeing how much time you are gaining or losing to your best lap.

Now this tool is even more accessible as we launch the Stand Alone version of the OLED display – VBox Lap Timer.

As the name states it’s a stand alone system for recording GPS data with it’s OLED display, as a bonus you can also keep using this display if you decided to upgrade to the Video VBox system as a Plug and Play accessory.

Pre-order yours now, email to: info@grid-motorsport.co

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Instant driver feedback for real-time driver development

Track time is expensive, so finding the best lines and vehicle setup as quickly as possible is very important to both professional and amateur drivers. Predictive lap timing can play a major part in achieving this, especially if it is derived from ever more reliable GPS.

What is predictive lap timing?

Predictive lap timing has been available for some time, but traditional methods have generally relied on a distance measurement (normally from a wheel speed sensor input) for calculation. However, distances lap-to-lap almost always change: either by trying different lines, overtaking other cars, or perhaps by locking a wheel. Predicting a lap time accurately using this variable is nigh-on impossible, and is exacerbated on longer circuits.

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Unrivalled accuracy using GPS

We employ GPS position from a fast updating data logger rather than distance to align the reference and comparison laps. Whilst GPS position may only be accurate to a few metres, a typical average race speed would be well in excess of 30m/s, minimising any errors to around 1/10th of a second.

This offers unrivalled accuracy even if the driver takes a completely different line each lap. The system will maintain 0.1s precision the entire way around any circuits, including very long circuits such as the Nurburgring or Spa.

The technology has been built into our high brightness OLED dashboard display, which can be connected to the Video VBOX product range. It is also a feature of our Performance Meters.

It provides drivers with accurate, real-time lap comparison, and it works at any track. You do not need any external beacons, and there is no setting up required.

Predictive lap timing adds another element to data logging, as drivers have a real-time comparison of their current lap against their previously recorded best lap – so they will always be trying to beat it. It means they can judge the effectiveness of different lines and get immediate feedback on the graphical display of how much time they’re losing or gaining.

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How accurate is it?

As an example, we can study the two best laps during a race from a professional driver around the 1.6 mile Silverstone National Circuit in the UK.

The rolling distance variation was 11.6m even though the lap time difference was only 0.06s. This equates to an analysis alignment error of 0.3s, and this is around a very short track, with a very good driver. On a longer track with a less consistent driver, this error can easily grow to over 1s!

However, by using GPS position, the timing error between these laps is virtually eliminated. GPS means that the time can be kept accurate to within 1/10th of a second.

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Testimonial

The real time nature of predictive lap timing makes it great for honing racing skills and getting an immediate impression of how much time you are losing or gaining.

It’s good for working on techniques such as slip-streaming, because slight adjustments show up immediately in the display. It’s also invaluable where there are a variety of different lines that you can take.

On the banked Homestead Circuit at Miami, I was able to see instantly which line along the long banked corner was quickest.

Nigel Greensall, professional racing driver and coach

New LapTimer app for VBOX Sport now available on the Apple App Store

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LapTimer is a powerful lap timing app which works with the internal GPS of the iPhone or as a companion to the VBOX Sport which uses a high accuracy GPS receiver to enhance the capabilities of your iPhone.

Collecting GPS data at 20 times per second the VBOX Sport provides a level of accuracy currently unheard of with iPhone and iPad apps. Our LapTimer app uses this data to provide you with accurate lap times and predictive lap times for your vehicle.

You can use your iPhone or iPad to display your speed, your current lap time, your predicted lap time or a list of previous lap times all using the same VBOX technology used by many of the world’s major motor manufacturers and car magazines.

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Key features

  • Auto track selection – based on your current location and using our comprehensive track map database, no need to set the start/finish line
  • Predicted lap time – using unique Racelogic algorithms to predict your current lap time based on your reference lap with delta-t shown in a red/green bar graph
  • Display current speed or maximum speed in mph or km/h
  • List of lap times, including sector times where available
  • Custom circuit creation – create your own track or circuit and start/finish line if required
  • Save your lap data in a Racelogic .vbo file for analysis in Circuit Tools software
  • Range of configuration options

All of the apps functionality is available when you are connected to a 20Hz VBOX Sport via Bluetooth to an iOS device running iOS 6.0 or later. If you are not connected to a VBOX Sport the app will use the 1Hz internal GPS of your Apple device with a corresponding reduction in accuracy.

More info: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/products/vbox-sport

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VBOX HD Motorsport – Improved HD Video Graphics


Racelogic VBOX HD is a miniature, rugged bullet camera designed to capture difficult action shots that other cameras can’t capture. The superfast 720p Global shutter CMOS sensor totally eliminates distortion caused by vibration of fast paced action, whilst its tiny size makes it extremely versatile and discrete.

Stunning HD graphics can be produced in post-processing and overlaid onto your recorded video, enhancing the footage even further.

Buy Now: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/products/vbox-hd-motorsport-with-60-camera

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This VBOX HD package contains the following:

VBOX HD logger

GPS Antenna

Microphone

Cigar lighter power cable

8Gb SDHC Card

60° HD Bullet Camera

Suction mount and camera mount ring

Circuit Tools data analysis software

Camera Preview Monitor

Camera Specification:

– Sensor: CMOS Global Shutter progressive

Sensor size: 1/3″

Sensor resolution: 1.3 Mega Pixels

– Lens: 60°

– Resolution: 1280×720

Frame Rate: 30fps

– Dynamic Range: 61.3 db

– Cable length: 3m

– 60° lens size: 56.75mm length Ø 21mm

– Camera Mounting: Standard 1/4″ UNC Mounting thread

– Operating Temperature: -30°c to +70°c

Recorder Specifications

– Size: 132x126x37mm (WxLxH)

– Media Type: SDHC card or SDXC card (Max 128Gb / Fat32)

Video Codec: h.264

– Video Output: HD or analogue composite

Audio Codec: AAC

– Audio Sampling Frequency: 48Khz Mono

– Bit rate: 5-15 Mbps

– External Power: 6-30v, approx 7 Watts

– External Audio: 3.5mm jack input

GPS time stamp: 10Hz (updates 10 times a second)

– Weight 266g

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Racelogic的VBOX高清使用堅固耐用的子彈頭用來捕捉高難度動作拍攝,其它相機無法捕捉。超快720p的全局快門CMOS傳感器完全消除了由於快節奏動作振動的失真,而其微小的尺寸使它非常靈活易用。

令人驚嘆的高清視頻,可在你錄製的視頻作後期處理,進一步增強畫面。

現在購買: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/products/vbox-hd-motorsport-with-60-camera

這VBOX高清套件包含以下內容:

VBOX高清記錄儀

GPS天線

麥克風

點煙器電源線

8GB SDHC卡

60 °高清子彈型攝像頭

吸盤和相機口環

賽道工具數據分析軟件

攝像頭預覽監視器

攝像頭規格:

– 傳感器:CMOS全局快門進步

– 傳感器尺寸: 1/3“

– 傳感器分辨率: 130萬像素

– 鏡頭: 60 °

– 分辨率:1280×720。

– 幀速率:30幀

– 動態範圍: 61.3分貝

– 電纜長度:3m

– 60°鏡頭尺寸: 56.75毫米長度直徑21毫米

– 攝像機安裝:標準1 /4“ UNC安裝螺紋

– 工作溫度: -30 ° C至+70 °C

刻錄規格

– 尺寸: 132x126x37mm ( WXLXH )

– 媒體類型: SDHC卡或SDXC卡(最大128GB / FAT32的)

– 視頻編解碼器: H.264

– 視頻輸出: HD或模擬複合

– 音頻編解碼器: AAC

– 音頻採樣頻率: 48Khz的單聲道

– 比特率: 5-15 Mbps的

– 外部電源: 6 – 30V ,約7瓦

– 外部音頻:3.5毫米插孔輸入

– GPS時間戳記: 10HZ (更新每秒10次)

– 重量266克