CHAMPCAR/CART: Australian technology at Newman-Haas Racing

When Bruno Junqueira and Sebastien Bourdais hit the track for the next Champ car race in Mexico, a little bit of Australian technology will make sure they stays there. Newman-Haas has purchased Noskecomp's Component Lifing software to track the...

When Bruno Junqueira and Sebastien Bourdais hit the track for the next Champ car race in Mexico, a little bit of Australian technology will make sure they stays there. Newman-Haas has purchased Noskecomp's Component Lifing software to track the condition of all the parts on their race cars.

Due to the chassis freeze implemented by CART, this is the first season in a long time that the team has not started the year with all new equipment. Tracking life of their parts has suddenly become far more important than it has previously.

The Component Lifing system was developed with help from Australia's leading V8 Supercar teams including the Holden Racing Team and is only one of three commercially available Motorsport lifing systems in the world. The software is currently used by 10 teams in the V8 series and now is gaining interest off-shore.

"With the help of HRT, we've been able to produce a system that is both easy to use and very powerful." says Noskecomp Managing Director Tim Noske. "This along with our ability to quickly customise the software for clients has put us in high regard in motorsport engineering circles in Australia and hopefully gaining Newman-Haas will give us some credibility in the US."

Newman-Haas is the second US-based client this year. Orbit Racing, the Florida-based ALMS Porsche team was Noskecomp's first. That team most recently ran Kyle Petty at the Daytona 24 hours in February. The team was the only competitor to have both of their cars finish the gruelling classic.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Kyle Petty , Bruno Junqueira , Sébastien Bourdais
Teams Holden Racing Team