Ahead of the 2022 deadline for the mandatory use of trackside light panels in MotoGP, the FIM has announced the first product to pass its homologation tests.
Each of the FIM circuits on the MotoGP, World Superbike and Endurance calendars will need to install ‘T1’ or ‘T2’ spec homologated light panels to display important safety information such yellow or red flags, plus the arrival of rain.
The move is designed to help address the problem of competitors struggling to see waved flags at some trackside marshal posts.
British company EM Motorsport is the only manufacturer to have passed the FIA requirements for T1 and T2 light panels, but the FIM has now announced that the ‘768-G2’ panel by Spanish company Pixelcom (pictured at Assen) has successfully passed its required luminance and colour coordinates tests.
“We are really proud to be the first company in the world having FIM homologated Light Panels,” said Hector Llop, Pixelcom CEO & Co-Founder.
“We installed our first units more than ten years ago and since then, many improvements have been introduced and many circuits are using our solutions both for track days and events.
“With this homologation, we reach the most demanding features in the industry, keeping safety standards as one of the most important aspects in motorsports.
“Our goal is to provide the best equipment and services to all facilities needing these technological solutions, in order to improve in safety and track operations in this new era of motorcycling. “
The new combined F1 and MotoGP light panel requirement will also mean that every other championship competing on an FIA Grade 1 or FIM Grade A circuit has access to the technology.