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The speech setup screen provides a very
comprehensive mechanism of advising the competitors about the race.
A majority of the speech facilities are utilised
whilst a race is in progress. Referring to the screen above some of the key
Being Lapped - this applies to all race positions and
not just the race leader. Also if multiple loops are being used then this
announcement is also made when passing over those loops.
Fastest Lap - this is for the race in progress.
Race Positions - every minute the race positions will
be announced. The announcement will also take into consideration the
leaders position relative to the current FTD holder as a lap by lap
comparison is performed as the race progresses.
Change of Leader - this is of most interest when
running with staggered starts where the race leader may not necessarily be
the car physically in front.
In addition to these some of the other options of
Staggered Start Order - announced prior to the race.
Car Finished - this is of most interest when running
staggered starts as individual cars will complete their race at different
Call Next Race - approximately halfway through a race
the drivers for the next race will be called. the exact announcement will
be dependant upon the use of handout transponders.
Race Results - Following the completion of a race the
positions of each car are announced. The announcement will also take into
consideration if the driver has improved and also if a new FTD has been
set. The announcement will also take into account if the cars are required
to be placed in the scrutineering area.
All the different 'types' of speech can be
individually disabled should the need arise. Some options have further details
which are user configurable such as the number of positions which are announced
Also the speech can be presented as single or dual
channel. Dual Channel enables segregated PA for the rostrum and pits area. For
example calling competitors for the next race is not relevant to the drivers on
the rostrum and conversely the staggered start release is not relevant to the
competitors in the pits.