HM Cloud In-Depth!
EVER wonder why every single World Superbike, Grand Prix and serious domestic superbike team employs a data engineer? In this day and age, it is perhaps one of the most important roles on a motorcycle racing squad – to interpret the mass of information collected by the electronic loggers. And it doesn’t just apply to prototype machines and fancy new big bikes either, data is just as beneficial on a steel-frame 600 as it is on a brand new Fireblade.
With the release of its new HM Cloud system, HM Quickshifter – a firm well known for its aftermarket electronics – has made data analysis accessible for everyone. from the track day enthusiast to the national championship frontrunner and beyond; something company boss Gareth Hopkins has been grafting on for the past decade.
“I’ve been working in MotoGP and World SBK for quite some time doing data analysis, and it’s always occurred to me that the complexity of analysis is such that it’s not really available to the average track day rider/ racer.” he tells UK Clubsport.
“There was always a fight to try and find last year’s data, or data from the last time the team was at a given circuit or data from a specific test day… It was always a nightmare.
“The whole idea is to make it really easy and really accessible to anyone and everyone who is interested in what they or their bike are doing.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE
“It’s designed for anyone, it just makes it really convenient – it’s even aimed at the higher level, although we’ve targeted this at the middle track day user, the club racers, the road racers, even halfway up the BSB paddock.” Riders from all over the world can […]