JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
2/23/21 2:54 p.m.

If you look at any sport contested at the highest level, the raw skill and execution of the players are going to be far more similar than different. The top MLB pitchers are all throwing fastballs within a few mph of each other. Top NFL offensive linemen can probably bench-press similar weights, and most NHL stars have likely lost the same number of teeth. 

So if the raw materials are all the same, what separates the superstars from the ham-’n’-eggers whose jerseys collect dust in the gift shop all season until they get traded?

The answer is knowledge. Also maybe steroids, but mostly knowledge. Knowing precisely when and how to engage those raw skills is ultimately the deciding factor between superstardom and toiling in anonymity.

Luckily, we motorsport enthusiasts live in a world that thrives on repeatability and objectively measurable metrics. Even those of us without the blessings of innate talent can attain higher abilities through studying our lap data.

And that’s where the fun starts.

Currently, we’re experiencing a bit of a data acquisition renaissance. The hardware and software needed to measure on-track performance are more affordable, more powerful, more available and more versatile than ever. There are so many choices out there that a bit of option paralysis develops. What if you buy the wrong product?

So that’s why we’re here: to help you through those decisions to form a battle plan for winning the war of data collection.

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