In all the classes not named Superbike in the MotoAmerica paddock, there’s something 23 of the top 30 bikes across the Superstock 600, Superstock 1000 and Supersport field (including the championship-winning bikes in each class) had in common: ECU software from FT ECU Inc.
Chris Gardell, the proprietor of FT ECU Inc., is quickly building a reputation amongst those in the MotoAmerica paddock as being a tuning wizard in much the same way carb tuners, camshaft profilers and port polishers of old used to be regarded. The beauty of FT ECU software is that the standard hardware that already comes with the bike from the factory remains. All that’s changing is the programming inside it.
Chuck Graves, owner of Graves Motorsports utilizes FT ECU programming in his supersport bikes, and Chuck Giacchetto, team manager for Yamalube/Westby Racing also had glowing things to say:
“After working with FT ECU last year at NJMP, it was a no-brainer for us to enter into a technical partnership with Chris and his company for the entire 2015 season. The Yamaha YZF-R1 was all-new for 2015 and, in working with a brand-new motorcycle, we knew we faced our toughest challenge to date. Right out of the gate, FT ECU had software that enabled us to tune our ECU, even before we had an aftermarket exhaust system for our Superstock 1000 bike. FT ECU is always on the cutting edge, eager, and willing to put in the hard work and manhours it takes to be great and run at the front. Even at its most elementary level, the package has great base maps that won’t drive you crazy with constant tweaking and adjustments. And the most sophisticated technology, like auto-blip, clutchless downshifting, is as easy as plugging in and flicking a switch. It’s a massive benefit…actually, as much, if not more, of an advantage as the tried-and-true quickshifter was when it was first introduced in the paddock.”
Visit the FT ECU website for more information.