IMSA and Alkamel Systems – a company based in Barcelona, Spain specializing in motorsports yimekeeping, TV graphics and IT services – today announced a partnership that will bring new timing & scoring software and technology applications to IMSA-sanctioned series beginning in 2016.
IMSA joins an impressive group of international motorsports organizations using Alkamel Systems technology including the FIA Formula E Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, European Le Mans Series and Ferrari Challenge among others.
“Alkamel Systems’ proven track record of excellence in international road racing was attractive to IMSA as we looked to improve the functionality and expansion capability of our Timing & Scoring systems,” said IMSA Vice President, Competition Simon Hodgson.
“This new technology will pay dividends in many different applications, and will improve the overall quality of how our data is packaged and distributed.”
The software and technology provided by Alkamel Systems will greatly enhance both the level of detail and “look and feel” of Timing & Scoring data used by Race Control, television, the media and race fans via the live timing mechanism on IMSA.com.
It works in tandem with the MYLAPS timing system already being used by IMSA and will offer a wide array of reports and information for a variety of different applications across the sport.
“We are delighted to announce this partnership with IMSA, one of the most important sports car championships of the international motorsport scene,” said José Luís García, General Manager of Alkamel Systems.
“It is fantastic to see Alkamel Systems operating in the United States with such an established partner, and we are so proud to provide our know how in Timing & Scoring as a contribution for the IMSA brand and product.”
Alkamel Systems software and applications will be rolled out gradually in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and other IMSA-sanctioned series prior to full implementation in the 2017 season.