Having first experienced the excitement of a live race event at the inaugural Goodwood Revival Meeting, Historic Racing has always been close to MPS Director Ben’s heart and therefore MPS were excited to be invited to Race Engineer for SZ Motorsport as they competed with their Ford Mustang at the prestigious Masters Historic event at Brands Hatch.
With the (by today’s standards) technologically basic race car featuring nothing but a VBox Video Logger system, MPS had to divert from many of their data driven performance engineering processes, that they routinely use with their customer’s current race cars, in favour of more “old school” race engineering techniques in order to help the car’s owner/entrant, Craig Davies, perform at his best during the race weekend.
Using the MPS owned modern tyre analysing equipment, MPS worked with the SZ team to optimise the limited amount of adjustable setup options that they have during the practice sessions.
We then used the large breaks in the in the historic racing championship’s much more relaxed timetable to work with Craig on his driving, using the basic sensor information that comes as standard with the impressive video logger package.
Unfortunately, mechanical issues with the nearly 60 years old machinery meant that MPS and the team weren’t able to score a result to reward their hard work come race day but all involved leave the event full of optimism that their strong performances in practice will be taken forward and rewarded at future events.