Promoted: Stratton Networks eye BTCC growth with motorsport venture

Expanding across further teams in the British Touring Car Championship and other top-flight UK series is the aim of Stratton Networks after a successful maiden season in the motorsport industry

Promoted: Stratton Networks eye BTCC growth with motorsport venture

The Hertfordshire-based company has more than 20 years of experience providing IT and technical solutions, primarily to the media and TV industry, having worked with companies such as Warner Brothers and the Endemol Shine Group.

An opportunity at the start of 2019 means motorsport has now become a new venture, having provided satellite solutions for Excelr8 Motorsport in the BTCC.

The team now has its own dedicated satellite internet service at race meetings after previously relying on the crowded 4G network that was used by other teams and the thousands of fans at each event.

Jason Panayiotou, director at Stratton Networks, said: "I think there is a need for it, at the end of the day a lot of people in the vicinity are using their phones or iPads and it's all done via 4G.

"With the smaller series like a lot of the clubman racing you turn up to a race track and it's not mega busy so they're not going to have a problem.

"But when you start dealing on a higher level like the BTCC you're talking about huge crowds and those people create a strain on the general 4G network.

"What happens now is they get their own fast, dedicated and secure internet bandwidth to deal with all their data, their analytics, weather reports, social media and reporting directly back to their workshop."

The equipment can either be bought or hired from Stratton Networks with training provided on how to use the system.

Being at the cutting-edge of the latest technology and providing a reliable and competitive service means the company is in the perfect position to expand its portfolio throughout motorsport.

"I'm looking at it as a perfect opportunity to provide a great solution to all the teams and a dedicated service to them, it's quite important; this is the BTCC," added Panayiotou.

A statement from Excelr8 Motorsport, which will use Hyundai i30 N Performance Fastbacks next year, pictured above, said: "We contacted Stratton Networks because we needed a stable and reliable data connection for race track days.

"Nick Allett, their technical consultant, advised throughout the whole process and we couldn't be happier with this exceptional and consistent service."

Contact Stratton
Hertfordshire Office: 01992 240 030
London Office: 020 3327 0789

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