Episode 149 of the Paddock Pass Podcast is out, and this one is a special show that dives into everything you ever wanted to know (and more) about electronics and data as it pertains to motorcycle racing.
As such, this episode sees David Emmett hosting a special guest on the show, data engineer Peter Bom, who is a former crew chief and data recording engineer for the Moto2, Moto3, and WorldSBK classes, as well as an analyst and commentator for Dutch Eurosport
Admittedly, we had some technical difficulties with the recording, so it might be a bit rougher than you would normally expect from the Paddock Pass Podcast, but what Peter has to say is incredibly insightful and interesting, and certainly well worth the effort.
In the show, Peter and David discuss the importance of the crew chief in a motorcycle racing team, and how data acquisition has changed that role over time. Peter also explains how race teams approach data processing and rider input in order to hone and fix issues on the bike.
From there, the conversation turns to the nitty gritty in how the data is collected off of the machine, and the technical challenges that come from that seemingly simple operation.
It is all fascinating, no matter your technical understanding, as Peter explains things in detail, and we think you will enjoy what he has to say, immensely.
As always, be sure to follow the show every week, as we strive to get you through this difficult time where little to no motorcycle racing is taking place.
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