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Dash cams to be used by British Touring Car champions

Date: Monday 26 February 2024

An innovative partnership allowing NAPA Racing to record what the driver sees on track is set to revolutionise testing ahead of the new season.

The Road Angel dash cams allow the British Touring Car champions to review lap-by-lap footage in the pit lane to give them a competitive edge.

Video of each testing session will also be available for download, allowing the team to study footage of every braking point and driving line taken back at base.

BTCC rules prohibit the use of cameras at race events, so the team will attach the dash cam ahead of each test to capture as much detailed information as possible ahead of race day.

The cameras are designed to perform at high speed, handling the bumps and rolls as the cars race around corners at speeds of over 140 mph.

The latest image sensors combined with image stabilisation technology counteract car vibrations that would otherwise blur the image to provide the team with footage of what their drivers’ see on the track.

The dash cams are the same model and specification available to consumers and are attached to the race cars at the top of the windscreen to capture the best view of the road.

The partnership between the road safety technology provider and the British Touring Car champions sees the safety devices being used to enhance the performance of a top motorsport team for the first time.

Dash cams are traditionally used to provide security and proof in case of an accident, lower insurance premiums and provide emergency alerts.

The British Touring Car champions chose to partner with Road Angel and use their dash cams to provide live and recorded footage of testing because of the importance of capturing every moment of action in as much detail as possible.

Rob Sherratt, NAPA Racing UK Commercial Marketing Manager said: “We are delighted for NAPA Racing UK to be partnering with Road Angel for the 2024 British Touring Car Championship.

“The Road Angel Halo 4k dash cameras are being tested, and we can’t wait to start capturing footage that we are sure our fans will love.

“We are looking forward to enjoying a successful season ahead working with Road Angel as part of the team.”

Following a stunning 2023 season that saw NAPA Racing UK win the BTCC Drivers’, Manufacturers’, and Teams’ Championships, the team will once again be hoping to come out on top in the biggest series in the UK.

Gary Digva, the visionary behind Road Angel, hopes its dash cams can help the team to glory and is excited to be partnering with NAPA Racing UK.

He said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with a team at the pinnacle of British motorsport.

“NAPA Racing leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of excellence and we share those values at Road Angel.

“The Halo Ultra dash cams being used by the team utilise state-of-the-art image capture, stabilisation, and processing technology to provide a better quality, clearer image even in the most extreme racing environments.

“To see the cameras in place in a championship-winning car fills everyone at Road Angel with pride and we can’t wait to start seeing the footage from testing.

“We will be sure to share it with our customers on our website and social channels as soon as we have it available.

“In the meantime, we wish NAPA Racing the best of luck as they continue with their preparations for the coming season.

The arrangement will also see Road Angel logos form part of the race car livery for the forthcoming 2024 season which starts on 27th April at Donnington Park.