Lap Timing

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SPA Design LT-1 Laptimer Kit

The LT-1 lap timer kit from SPA Design is a compact lightweight unit, packed full of features usually found on more expensive systems! Even though it is compact and lightweight (108x62x30mm) lap times can be viewed easily thanks to its large backlit display. Included in the kit is the display unit, receiver, pit wall transmitter, USB interface and software.

£258.76

Pitking Products Rally Service Area / Paddock Clock – Dimensions: 327x156x93mm, 10cm LED Numbers

This clock / countdown timer is ideal for use in rally service areas or race paddocks where timing is essential. Designed for use in awnings or under shelters. The 10cm high digits on the display make it easy to read even from a distance and the unit itself is simple to operate. The clock operates in three ways – Timer – Counts up or counts down

Pitking Products GPS Lap Timer

This stand alone unit uses 10hz GPS technology to obtain lap times so no external beacons are required. An internal battery means no hard wiring, simply switch on and go. The unit is selectable between lap, drag and section (rally/hillclimb) modes, each with an array of data on hand including total, average, fastest and slowest times as well as max speed.

£131.99

Optional Power Lead For SPA Design Lap Timer

This power lead is used to enable the SPA design lap timer to use a 12v power supply rather than the standard AA

Longacre LTI `Hot Lap` Lap Timer System – Beacon Only

The Longacre LTI 'Hotlap' System provides a compact yet easy method of lap timing in a range of vehicle applications.The system operates by transmitting and invisible infrared signal across the race track and when this is broken by the receiver in the car, the lap timer is taken and restarts for the next lap. The system provides optimum accuracy

£162.84

Longacre GPS Hot Lap Timer

The Longacre GPS Hotlap System is a compact yet easy method of lap timing in a range of vehicle applications. This new in-car timing system lets the driver see their lap times as they happen. On the display it will show your best lap, the difference between your current lap and both your last and best laps. The system will locatate you on any part of

£437.20

Krontec Lap Timer – Without Pit Wall Beacon

This lightweight lap timer from Krontec is suitable for use in cars, karts or on motorcycles. The compact backlit display (only 80mm x 30mm) displays in two user settable formats – Fix – In this mode the fastest lap time and lap number are displayed until the next lap time is taken. Run – In this mode the last lap time is displayed

£258.04

The Knowledge

THE KNOWLEDGE

Lap Timing

About Lap Timing equipment

If you're interested in getting the most out of your car on the track - whether you're out racing or having fun at a track day - then you'll surely want to get some feedback on your performance, and among the most useful indicators is your lap time - armed with the knowledge of when you're gaining and losing time, you'll have a lot more to work with. That's where lap timing equipment comes into the equation. In the past, drivers had to rely on inefficient and unreliable methods such as asking pit crew members or friends to time them with hand-held stopwatches. Happily, today's racers and track-day stars can benefit from far more precise and comprehensive lap timing. The data that can be stored, extracted and manipulated from such equipment can help you to become a better driver by showing you details of where you are gaining and losing time, how consistently you're driving and whether you maintain your pace during long driving sessions.

How can timing my laps benefit me?

Successful drivers in any discipline of motorsport, whether at international level or in local club meetings, tend to be marked out by their ability to lap both very quickly and very consistently over long periods. Having equipment for timing laps available on the spot means immediate feedback and the chance to adjust your driving while still out on the track, or to consider changes for your next session while analysing your times later on. For example, if you are putting in occasional very fast laps followed by a run of slower ones, this could suggest that you are pushing too hard and losing more time through mistakes than you are gaining in out-and-out speed. You could then adjust your driving style next time you go out on the circuit, perhaps sacrificing outright pace for a rhythm you can keep up for lap after lap.

What kinds of lap timing equipment are available?

The quality and range of such items has come on in leaps and bounds over the last few years. No longer does the club racer or enthusiast need to make do with a basic analogue setup. Instead, high-tech digital units have been developed that can store the details of hundreds of laps in their large memories, and can display details to you in the cockpit on large, easy-to-read LCD or LED screens. On most models this data can be transmitted to support crews automatically without the need to bring your vehicle into the pits. Timing is usually accurate to a hundredth or even a thousandth of a second - the latter ability can be very attractive, given the razor-thin margins that often divide success from failure in motorsport. Many units are paired with a beacon on the pit wall to receive and transmit data; both these and the main unit can be powered by standard AA batteries. The reception distance of these beacons varies, with more expensive models usually having higher-quality transmitting/receiving stations, but a range of 50 metres is typical - enough to allow reliable transmission even at full racing speeds. Some more expensive lap timers have built-in GPS to allow you to make track maps and assess your performance in individual stretches of the circuit. Most timers use a standard USB interface for easy connection to a laptop, though wireless connection may also be offered. In-car displays are generally backlit to make viewing easy and most units can be programmed to allow either the previous lap time or your current fastest lap to be displayed along with your current time.