Autosport owner Motorsport Network acquires stake in FORIX
||Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 14:03 GMT
Autosport's owner Motorsport Network has acquired a stake in FORIX, the world's largest and most trusted motorsport results database.
FORIX, which has enjoyed a long association with Autosport, contains results from nearly 500 championships spanning 3.9million timed sessions, and it includes records for 62,000 competitors and more than 1000 venues around the world.
The database will become part of Motorsport Stats, which has established itself as a leader in the motorsport data analytics field and syndicates racing content in words, pictures and video from Motorsport Network's portfolio of media titles, including Autosport, Motorsport.com and LAT Images.
Joao Paulo Cunha, FORIX's founder, said: "FORIX has been a labour of love for me for the past 30 years.
"It is wonderful that we can align the depth of this truly unique data source with the capabilities at Motorsport Stats and indeed more widely across Motorsport Network in order that our endeavour can fuel new and exciting products for the company and our customers."
Motorsport Stats' CEO, Liam Clogger added: "Motorsport Stats has an impressive arsenal of racing and rallying data, but FORIX brings with it not just a significant addition to our capability, but also a pedigree and reputation for absolute accuracy that is the gold standard in our sector.
"We're delighted that the FORIX team have agreed to partner us with the development of data-driven products that will enrich the way motorsport is consumed on mobile, in social, in broadcast and online."
Motorsport.com chairman Zak Brown said: "Motorsport Stats has a fantastic array of products breaking cover for 2017 which will re-shape the way motor racing is reported and viewed.
"Underpinning these breakthrough products with the depth and accuracy implicit in the FORIX name makes this news a compelling proposition."