LED info panels on Supercars wish list after Townsville trial
Supercars would like to introduce LED information panels to all cars on a permanent basis in the near future following a successful trial at Townsville.
Supercars tested two variations of LED screens, one from Australia’s Motec and the other a European brand in Lumirank, on a selection of cars during the weekend.
The panels can display position in session, car number, pit stop time, or even a code for the driver’s name.
It is not the first time the category has conducted a trial with LED panels, having done so with the Dunlop Super2 Series at Bathurst in 2015.
Supercars says the panels were a great addition in Townsville with work well underway to ensure they return on a permanent basis.
“The LED panels were a great addition to the show and worked well,” read a Supercars statement issued to Speedcafe.com.
“We will debrief following this weekend with our events team, TV partners and the teams.
“It is definitely something we would like to have on a permanent basis once we decide on the best option for the fans at the track and on TV.”
Meanwhile, Supercars is currently finalising its technical package for next season with a number of changes expected for 2020, which are set to be revealed later this month.