Super power for superbikes

Power distribution specialist ide Systems has extended its contract with Speedy Services’ power division to provide power distribution equipment and cabling to the British Superbike (BSB) Championships. The contract, which has been extended for three years, means that ide Systems’ power distribution equipment and staff will be used to maintain power to all eleven UK rounds of Britain’s premier superbike championship.

ide Systems provides a full range of power distribution and cabling equipment to Speedy Services, including MD406 400A mains distribution boards and a range of 63A and 125A cables. ide Systems’ engineers are responsible for installing the equipment across the venue, from the pits to the paddock, as well as being on site around the clock throughout the race weekend in case of any power outages. ide Rental also provides additional equipment to Speedy Services’ power division as required.


“The BSB championship is a highly regarded televised series, meaning that any power outages must be quickly resolved,’ explained Stuart Barnett, rental manager at ide Systems. “Alongside this, the series is certainly not easy to power. At every event, there are significant peaks in power demand. Before the race, teams use tyre warmers and all manner of electrical equipment on the grid to prepare the bikes, meaning that the power supply must be constant and able to keep up with spikes in demand.


“As part of ide Systems’ service offering and maintenance of high quality equipment, we also thoroughly test all equipment every year against BS7671 wiring regulations, to make sure it is suitable for use and to minimise power disruption,” continued Barnett. “Speedy Services’ power division bought brand new equipment from ide Systems, which is exclusively used for the BSB championships, which makes the equipment as reliable as possible.”


ide Systems supports a number of other motorsport series, including the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The company also sponsors Wigley Racing, a Cannock based team that races in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class of the BSB championships. The local team, made up of twin brother riders, offers opportunities to local engineering students to help them to develop their skills and provide practical experience.

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