Anthony West working on a new smartphone app

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Anthony West is working on a smartphone app in his downtime from Moto2 racing. Photo: MotoGP
Anthony West is working on a smartphone app in his downtime from Moto2 racing. Photo: MotoGP

Moto2 racer Anthony West may have had some bad luck lately, but he’s bouncing back.

West was suspended by race officials for doping, after failing a drug test that found traces of a stimulant in his system (methylhexaneamine). Some observers said it was a pretty lame call, considering it’s the sort of drug you can accidentally ingest in over-the-counter medicines and supplements.

But West didn’t sit and sulk about his 30-day suspension. Instead, he’s announced a new smartphone app for racers, that will keep track of your performance (lean angle, braking, track position, acceleration, etc.) to help you become a better rider. It’s called AntWest Race Sense. It allows just about anyone to have race telemetry to measure their on-track antics, and even upload the results to social media like Facebook.

West combined forces with an Italian programmer to build the app, he told GizMag; he said part of the reason he designed the app was to supplement his sponsorship income.

Of course, Pirelli already has an app similar to this that they’re giving away for free. Unlike the Super Biker app, though, West’s program will be available for Windows phones. Pirelli’s app only works with iOS and Android; West’s program works with those systems as well. Now, if only somebody would do something for Blackberry devices …

 

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