D2N JOINS THE V8 SLEUTH FAMILY

Mark Winterbottom at the helm of the Team 18/IRWIN Racing Commodore. The team is one of many that utilises D2N products and services. Photo: Supplied.

MOTORSPORT communications specialists D2N – Technology Solutions has joined the V8 Sleuth family ahead of what is set to be a massive Repco Bathurst 1000 for both organisations.

The Sydney-based business, headed by its Managing Director, long-time RF & Electronics Engineer, Jason Owen, is a familiar presence in the pit lanes of the Repco Supercars Championship and its associated categories.

The business builds solutions across the audio, video, lighting, and communications platforms for a range of industries, including motorsport. It also operates in broadcast and event production, the construction industry, and the government and education sectors.

To underline the size of its operation, it will provide services and kits for around 50 cars across all categories at December’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

D2N will become the presenting partner of V8 Sleuth’s ongoing news coverage of Australian motorsport through the remainder of 2021 and into the 2022 season, with its messaging and brand also becoming part of the V8 Sleuth Podcast and V8 Sleuth’s social media content roll-out.

The business began in the early 1990s when Owen worked for Channel 7 as a broadcast engineer on the coverage of the Australian Touring Car Championship. 

Since then D2N has designed and delivered over 300 motorsport solutions across a range of categories including Supercars, Carrera Cup, Australian GT, Touring Car Masters and TCR Australia as well as building communications networks for The Bend Motorsport Park.

Team 18 engineer Manuel Sanchez sporting his D2N-supplied headset. The Charlie Schwerkolt-owned team is one of many Supercars teams that utilises D2N solutions in pit lane. Photo: Supplied.

Its motorsport services are aimed at drivers, teams and categories and offer a range of different products and services, as well as its own range of wiring looms and helmet kits.



“We’re really thrilled to joining the V8 Sleuth family and Aaron Noonan. It’s a brand built upon its enormous respect in the motorsport community, and delivery of quality content, which resonates with us and what D2N is also all about in terms of delivering quality solutions,” says D2N MD Jason Owen.

“Our helmet kits, headsets, and two-way radio systems are used extensively across a number of categories in Australia and South-East Asia. For teams we offer custom built solutions with intercom, two-way radio, headsets, wiring looms, antennas and RF cabling.

“For categories we have our entire range of products, on-site engineering support and consultancy to improve the safety and welfare of the entire racing community. I am also an accredited ACMA licence planner so can handle of the customer licensing requirements.

“We even have fan engagement solutions for delivering team radio, or commentary via an APP platform which can be branded to suit the event or a major sponsor.”

D2N works, and has worked, with a range of Supercar teams, including Team 18, Matt Stone Racing, TEKNO Autosports (Team Sydney), Tickford Racing and Kelly Grove Racing.

V8 Sleuth strives to both preserve and celebrate Australian motorsport’s rich history, from tracking and tracing the race-by-race histories and changing ownership of individual cars, to capturing and retelling the stories of the people who made our sport what it is today.