MotoDNA’s motorcycle analytics software is being utilised for a new competition designed to provide a pathway for young racers, that can be conducted in a Covid-safe manner.
The motoCHAMPION competition, which is run by motoDNA, calls for Australian riders aged between 11 and 16 to submit GoPro footage to be analysied by its algorithmic software, and ranked amongst other rides for a place on a leader-board.
Riders can compete by setting up a pre-determined figure-eight loop from anywhere in Australia, and using a GoPro to record and submit their best lap.
“The development of young Aussie motorcycling talent has been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions so we’re happy to be able to facilitate a return to competition in the safest way possible,” said motoDNA CEO Mark McVeigh.
“motoCHAMPION is stepping in to help our next generation by giving them a leg up and showing the world through riding data that our Aussie talent is world-class.”
The unique software is said to leverage an array of riding data to analyse behaviours such as braking, steering and more, to measure, grade and coach competitors, helping improve core skills and elevate riding ability.
The motoCHAMPION program is run in partnership with Motorcycling Australia, and so the top prize is a sponsored seat in the 2022 bLU Oceania Junior Cup, while the top five riders earn an opportunity to qualify for the championship.
Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle says that the motorsport governing body is committed to developing new riders through the Oceania Junior Cup and the Australian Superbike Championship.
“Developing and facilitating our next generation of riders is a key focus for Motorcycling Australia,” said Mr Doyle.
“We’re excited to be a part of motoCHAMPION in partnership with motoDNA which provides riders with an additional tool in their tool kit to further develop their riding technique and skills.”
As entry to the competition requires a subscription to motoDNA, the total cost to take part is around $A400. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, November 30, with the winners decided on Friday, December 10.