Acronis today announced that it has entered into a new technical partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing across the team’s three racing programs.
The partnership will help the team protect their intellectual property company-wide in the IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.
“Intellectual property is one of the most important assets any company can have and protecting that information is critical both at the race shop and race track,” said Bobby Rahal, team co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Michael Lanigan. “That is why we are pleased to announce our partnership with Acronis who is well known for their expertise in the IP protection arena. We first met earlier this year at the Formula E race in Paris and have been working toward bringing the Acronis solution to North America.”
Using the Acronis Cyber Protection solutions, RLL will be able to access backup, disaster recovery, file sync and share, notarization and e-signature services from a single, intuitive console.
The latest partnership confirms Acronis’ growing influence in the sporting world. The leading data storage, backup and cyber protection company already partners leading motorsport teams across Formula One, including Williams and Force India, as well as the NIO Formula E team, Prema Racing in F2, Leavine Family Racing in NASCAR, Australian Supercars and English Premier League football giants Manchester City and Arsenal.
In adding Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing to the portfolio, Acronis will help RLL ensure the security and safety of all the team’s data both at the track and at the race shop.
“Acronis’ technology fits the demanding needs of motorsports, delivering unparalleled data management from the factory to the track, which gives teams like RLL confidence that their data is protected and easily accessible,” said John Zanni, President of Acronis. “With our shared values of speed, teamwork, and innovation, Acronis and RLL have a lot in common, and we look forward to a successful partnership together.”
BMW Team RLL will begin its 10th season of competition with the Rolex 24 at Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opener, and the team’s 28th season of IndyCar Series competition begins on March 10, 2019 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Top image: No. 15 Indy car of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing crossing the famous Yard of Bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. © LAT Images.