Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang Racing Team has teamed up with PouchNATION, an offline-to-online solution for events and recreational venues in Asia, to begin using its temperature-monitoring wristband at the track.

The Singapore-based company last month unveiled PouchPASS, which uses bluetooth technology to record body temperatures and continuously sync temperature data to a mobile application and/or dashboard for multiple users.

Its features allow for contact tracing, and early detection of raised temperatures, tools which will help mitigate COVID-19 transmission by allowing both households and businesses to perform their own health screening checks.

Razlan Razali, team principal for Sepang Racing Team, said: “PouchNation is the leader in crowd management technologies so for PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team to be able to harness their temperature-monitoring PouchPASS to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic is of great assistance to the team as we return to racing.

“Dorna, IRTA and FIM have done a tremendous amount of work for us to be able to race again, and the PouchNation technology makes the implementation of this element of the team’s Health and Safety protocol efficient and effective in its deployment.”

The Sepang Racing Team are part of the operation of the Sepang International Circuit, home to 19 Formula 1 Grands Prix and host of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix continuously since 1999.

Ilya Kravtsov, chief executive of PouchPASS, said: “We are extremely excited to collaborate with PSRT as we believe PouchPASS can help the motorsports industry to restart in a safe way.

“We ourselves come from the mass participation events industry and understand very well the challenges related to team safety, especially in an international set-up. PouchPASS is an ideal tool to monitor symptoms of fever before, during, and after the event. We hope that other teams will embrace this technology across the motorsport industry moving forward.”