Technical partnership with West Surrey Racing continues for 2018 BTCC Season
Published: 27 February 2018 - Victoria White
Following on from a successful technical partnership during 2017, Physical Digital have announced that they have renewed the agreement with reigning British Touring Car Champions West Surrey Racing (WSR) for the upcoming 2018 season, due to commence in March.
Physical Digital have been involved in the Motorsport industry for many years, using 3D optical measurement to assist numerous clients by capturing high-accuracy and high-resolution data that is vital for continuous development, analysis and improvement of competing vehicles. This is where Physical Digital’s partnership with WSR has proved invaluable for the team, enabling them to prepare for this year’s championship.
Since the thrilling BTCC finale race at Brands Hatch back in September 2017, Physical Digital have been working hard with WSR providing 3D optical measurement services for various components of the BMW 125iM Sports touring car. Our expert engineers have captured and supplied WSR with vital data required for post-season analysis of the performance of the cars. Physical Digital use both 3D optical measurement and photogrammetry simultaneously to vastly increase the scanning area, whilst not incurring large deviation errors. In such a competitive environment, this highly- accurate and precise data has proved essential for the team.
Managing Director of Physical Digital, Tim Rapley commented: “We are delighted to be working with WSR for the upcoming British Touring Car Championship 2018. The 2017 BTCC was our first full-season as a technical partner for WSR and we have been extremely impressed with their determination, drive and team spirit. After the success of last year, which is testament to the skilled and talented team at WSR, we are proud to continue to support them in their quest to defend their latest title. It was a joy to see all the hard work pay-off last season, with WSR and Team BMW taking home two prestigious titles, so we are really look forward the next championship.”
Dick Bennetts, WSR Team Principal, commented: “The support provided by the Physical Digital team throughout last season was invaluable and contributed to us winning the BTCC Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles, so we are very grateful to have them on board for 2018. The amount of time saved by using Physical Digital for the 3D scanning has been hugely beneficial to the team, and the overall accuracy of the data provided by their engineers has been essential for the development of the cars. We are thrilled to have them on board as a Technical Partner for the next championship.”