The Isle of Man TT will introduce F1-style digital flag panels and marshalling systems for the first time this year in an effort to further enhance safety at the event.
Provided by EM Motorsport, supplier of electronic safety devices to motorsport series and circuits around the world, the introduction of the FIA/FIM homologated T3 Digital Flag Panel will increase marshal-to-rider communication on the iconic Manx course.
Based on the panels supplied to Formula 1, MotoGP, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, 31 new light panels will be placed across the various sections of the course. Flag codes and information from the local marshal teams and the Race Director will be displayed for all five competition classes: Superbike, Supersport, Superstock, Supertwin and Sidecar. The system will also relay the information to each rider’s dashboard, giving clear indication of any incidents ahead via GPS, as it does in the British Superbike Championship as of this year.