Today I took delivery of some rally timing line equipment. I had been contemplating getting this equipment for some time, but I just recently decided to move ahead and get it. I was looking in particular with timing line equipment that can record the time at the timing line to 1/100 second and this equipment does that.
My New Timing Line Equipment
The timing equipment includes the timing line air hose that connects to a pressure switch with a slight inter-event timing delay, so that the time when the front wheels cross the air hose is the only time that is recorded. The time when the back wheels of the car cross the timing line is not recorded. An electric wire connects the pressure switch to a Hanhart clock/watch that can record time in a time-of-day format or in an elapsed time stopwatch format.
This Hanhart Timing Clock Will Record To The 1/100 Second
People who have visited this website before know that I am interested in the Mille Miglia rally in Italy and the 1000 Millas Sport rally in Argentina. Each year a few American drivers or teams enter these events, but to be honest, these American teams have typically not done particularly well in the competitive aspects of these rallies. As these events require significant time and resources to enter and attend, learning on-the job can only bring unnecessary stress to an experience that should be very enjoyable. There are good reasons why many spouses frequently don’t rally together.
I am already going to be working with someone who is planning on entering this year’s 1000 Millas Sport, so I am planning on a day long rally school to review the navigation, timing, and competitive aspects of competing in the Mille Miglia and the 1000 Millas Sport rallies. These two events have very similar timing and competitive approaches. In fact, the 1000 Millas Sport rally is based on the Mille Miglia rally.
Air Pressure Timing Line At The Mille Miglia
Hopefully with some practice, rookie drivers or teams will be able to attend these events with the knowledge and confidence to do well and enjoy themselves. The goal is to get some American results that are nearer the front of the field.
A Car Crosses The Timing Line While Other Cars Wait Their Turn
I will have more details about the day long rally school in the upcoming weeks. In general, I am planning on spending some time indoors going over the navigation and timing aspects used in the Mille Miglia and 1000 Millas Sport, then spending a good part of the day on the road practicing, in real time, crossing the timing line at the perfect time. We can also help to explain how to best use the rally equipment that each team wants to use or to advise on what type of equipment to get. I have examples of equipment that could be used.
If drivers or crews are interested in this planned hands-on rally school or have any questions about this, then contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org