SBG Sports Software named Official Supplier to the Porsche Motorsport LMP1 Team for Le Mans

Porsche Motorsport LMP1 Team signs a 2 year deal for the supply of SBG’s RaceWatch in the World Endurance Championship. RaceWatch is the market leading software application for performance analysis and race strategy.

After extensive market research and testing, the Porsche Motorsport LMP1 Team, with their two 919 Hybrid sports-prototype racing cars, has selected SBG to supply software to manage and analyse race events in the WEC Championship until the end of 2017.

Pascal Zurlinden, Race Strategy Engineer for the Porsche Team, described the reasons for selecting RaceWatch, “From the early part of the 2015 season we started to evaluate the various options we had to optimise our video and data analysis. You need systems that are fully interactive even when dealing with the 24 hour race and bring all the various elements together in an easy to digest display. SBG ticked all these boxes and in the end the decision was an easy one”.

RaceWatch allows all video feeds from cameras in the garage, official on-boards, circuit CCTV and host broadcaster to be integrated with the telemetry and timing. It can provide live analysis of pace, project the final race positions and allows teams to review their own pit stops during the race.

Simon Cuff, SBG’s Commercial Director, commented “It’s been a great experience working with the Porsche Motorsport LMP1 Team and we are very proud they have selected RaceWatch for their most demanding and highest profile events including the Le Mans 24 Hour.”

RaceWatch for WEC is a modular application with configurations for LMP1, LMP2 as well as GT racing. It can support hundreds of live users both at the track and remotely back at the factory.