What you will find is that there are various settings/controls that you can have set up within the software so I can only really speak about what happens at Cowdenbeath, on a typical race for example where there might only be say 9 cars left running all be it some of them are say a lap down, the software will automatically place the lap down runners as soon as the leader crosses the line to take the chequred flag as it knows there are no other cars running, we usually have the software set up to classify cars from positions 1-10 but you don't have to use this function at all if you chose not to basically it just makes it easier for compiling results and points etc, if it was a championship you could set this to any number you like as you might need more qualifiers in the heats.
The fastest lap is always displayed on the screen and I know we do try to draw this to our commentators attention especially if it changes from driver to driver during a particular race.
In a nutshell the system is very good but personally I'd say it doesnt have all the functions we'd like it to have for our type of motorsport but I guess that is the drawback of using a system that is used in many forms of sport. The other thing I would say is yes it does lap score but in actual fact it is a timing system really.
Hope that helps to give to give you a wee insight into how it works.
- Grafter wrote:
- Was looking at some race times and I saw that the race times for drivers who have been lapped only show the time up to their position when the winner crosses the line http://www.mylaps.com/en/classification/3118459 . Does this mean that any change in position for the lapped driver after the checkered flag goes unrecorded (as there is no lap time for their last lap) on Mylaps?
Also with this technology (OK so not every transponder gives a perfect singal all the time for some reason or other) would it not be worth announcing who achieved the fastest lap of each race and their time?