SYDNEY, 31 August 2021
Ashley Seward Motorsport is one of the most successful teams in motorsport. The team runs cars in multiple categories with their biggest focus being the Porsche Carrera Cup. The team is also known for their leading edge in terms of the technology they bring to motorsport so, earlier this year when they took delivery of their new Porsche 992 cars, for their team comms they turned to long term technology partner D2N – Technology Solutions.
Team owner, Ashley Seward explained, “I’ve known D2N MD, Jason Owen, for many years through the motorsport industry where D2N are known without question as the leader in comms solutions. Ashley Seward Motorsport run in a couple of categories in national motorsport where radios and headsets play a huge part and are extremely important in a race team in order to communicate with your driver.”
Owen was instrumental in developing and implementing the original deal with Hytera to sponsor the Porsche Carrera Cup in Australia. This deal involved supplying each team with a radio package for the category with D2N providing after sales, service and support.
Owen said, “From a personal perspective, Ash and I hit it off because we are both can-do people. We make things happen and as proof of that, Ash has grown his Porsche involvement over the years to now be one of the biggest race management teams in the lane.”
Seward agrees and points out that the technology is one part of the equation but the knowledge and expertise D2N bring to the track is quite something else.
He continued, “D2N always have the full package from antennas to radio looms. They really are a one stop shop and always give us options to meet our requirements. We work very closely with D2N to come up with solutions to solve any issues we are having and they are always upgrading and providing the best quality products. This continuous improvement cycle is at the heart of everything D2N do in motorsport.”
As Seward mentioned, the team took delivery of new Porsche 992 race cars earlier this year and calling on D2N to provide the latest in comms solutions for them was a very significant and important move.
Seward explained, “The Porsche 992 race cars are very important to our team and we knew that only D2N could help us achieve the best outcome for their comms. I know I can call Jason at any time, 24/7 and he and D2N will support us without question. No-one else even comes close in terms of customer service and having a real understanding of the motorsport operating environment.”
Ashley Seward Motorsport uses D2N comms solutions from car to pit and pit to car. At some tracks, such as Bathurst, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Townsville and Newcastle a repeater solution is required to give the track coverage required. In these cases, D2N also supplies the repeater packages to a number of teams on short term hire.
Owen said, “We also provide guidance on how to program their radios with the aim of getting the best quality audio possible. Another critical element is the helmet kit. If you start with poor quality audio at the car, then it’s an uphill battle all the way to try and improve it. D2N offers two ranges of helmet kits and due to their success, we sell hundreds of them every year across the globe.”
For Ashley Seward it’s clear that the D2N comms solutions combined with their after sales, service and support are unparalleled in the motorsport industry.
Seward concluded, “D2N’s customer support and the reliability of their technology is simply excellent as is their ability to repeatedly deliver high quality systems at a great price. The whole company is quick to answer questions and always there to assist us. This has created a very effective win-win situation and partnership for Ashley Seward Motorsport and one we intend to develop for many years to come.”
The Ashley Seward Motorsport comms solution provided by D2N in action on race day.
About D2N Technology Solutions
Founded in 2005 by owner Jason Owen, D2N has grown steadily gaining a very diverse and loyal customer base and technology-focused family of suppliers. Today D2N offers a huge range of options in terms of moving content, communicating and the very best in video and audio products.
As a privately owned and operated company D2N invests a significant amount into R&D each year. The company supports a number of community organisations through sponsorship programs and welcome to opportunity to engage with both the local and international business community, industry, media and Government to support their operations.