MotorSport Vision has launched a new live timing app to help spectators get the most out of their visit to the famous Brands Hatch circuit in the UK.
Called Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra, the app for iPhone and iPad provides timing and scoring information overlayed on an aerial view of the circuit, showing the positions of every vehicle in real time. A clear TV-style display shows the top 20 vehicles in each session, the position of every car/bike on track and, uniquely, who is gaining and losing position and time to others around them. Live audio circuit commentary can also be streamed through the app.
The app has developed by the MSV technical team over the winter and was launched during the circuit's hosting of the opening rounds of the British Touring Car Championship. Across the BTCC weekend, free wi-fi will be available to grandstand ticket holders, with MSV working to provide full circuit-coverage in the coming months.
MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer commented: "From my experience both watching races from the trackside and following GP2 races from the time monitors in the F1 garages, it became clear to me that it must be possible to use latest technology to hugely enhance the spectator experience at our MSV circuits. From the trackside it is often hard to know what the order is and even who the competitors are.
"Our MSV web development team have done a fantastic job converting my vision to reality by creating our new app, which will not only provide all timing information on mobile devices, but also provide background facts on every competitor at the touch of their tracking marker, and even show who is closing on competitors ahead - and therefore who are the ones to watch. Our revolutionary new MSV app will absolutely transform the trackside spectating experience!"
Similar apps for MSVs other circuits at Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and Snetterton are in development, as is an Android version of the apps.
Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra is available for download for free in the iTunes App Store.