Hunts firm on track to power F1 race team
A KIMBOLTON IT firm is supplying computer technology to a team in one the world s most spectacular sporting tours. EACS Ltd, based in Harvard Way, is the official IT partner of the Super Aguri Formula 1 team, helping the team test and run its racing cars.
A KIMBOLTON IT firm is supplying computer technology to a team in one the world's most spectacular sporting tours.
EACS Ltd, based in Harvard Way, is the official IT partner of the Super Aguri Formula 1 team, helping the team test and run its racing cars.
Technicians from the firm are travelling the world with the Japanese-owned team and have so far attended Grands Prix in Australia and Malaysia.
A spokesman for EACS said: "We were approached by Super Aguri out of the blue before the start of the season to work as their official IT supplier.
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"After initial testing in Barcelona, EACS technicians have been supporting the team through qualifying and the two Grands Prix so far this season."
The partnership is the latest step in EACS's development over the past 15 years - the company began its life in a garage in 1994 but now counts Travis Perkins and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society among its clients.
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Super Aguri is one of 11 teams taking part in this year's Grand Prix calendar. Its drivers are Japanese star Takuma Sato and Scot, Anthony Davidson.
The team has not scored any points this season but both cars completed the Malaysian Grand Prix on March 23 and Sato claimed two points finishes last season.
Mike Dearlove, EACS managing director and Hunts Post Businessperson of the Year 2005, said: "We are pleased that Super Aguri has asked us to help them with their IT requirements and are looking forward to completing the season with them."
Graham Taylor, sporting director for Super Aguri, said: "Super Aguri is well-known for its ability to utilise all its resources to the maximum and with EACS this is quickly being achieved.
"We are delighted with the alliance and already the race team and factory are benefitting from EACS's support, technology and enthusiasm. The interaction between our two companies is both inventive and rewarding."
The next Grand Prix is this weekend in Bahrain.
INFORMATION: Visit www.eacs.com or www.saf1.co.jp. You can also follow all the latest Formula 1 stories on The Hunts Post website, www.huntspost24.co.uk - just click on sport and go to the Formula 1 link.