Motorsport Noise Measurement

Motorsport Noise Measurement and monitoring

Our noise measurement instruments are used at high profile circuits and venues around the world, helping owners, operators, teams and officials comply with noise limits and regulations.

With a range of noise measurement tools including drive-by test systems with permanently installed and portable monitors for continuous measurement of vehicles, to handheld sound level meters for pre and post race scrutineering, we can help you monitor and control your noise levels on track, in the pits and in the surrounding environment.

We can also help you measure the noise exposure of your employees to make sure that they are not at risk from hearing damage.

Cirrus has supplied noise measurement instruments to a wide range of customers in a number of different arenas of motorsport including:

  • MSA, FIM & FIA Scrutineers
  • Clubs & Associations
  • Manufacturers & Designers
  • Series Organisers & Bodies
  • Circuit Operators & Owners
  • Race Teams 
  • Corporate Motorsport Venues


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Drive-by Noise Measurement Systems for Real-Time Noise Control

Drive-by noise measurement systems are becoming increasingly useful as more circuits are required to monitor, measure and control their noise output into the surrounding environment. Static testing of vehicles will often identify those which are well over the limit but it is often the case that rear engined cars may fail static testing whilst being amongst the quiest on the track, and vice versa for front engined cars.

Drive-by measurements can give a circuit a real time display of the noise produced by vehicles passing the test point which in many cases will identify those which will cause compliants to be raised. Systems can also be provided to automatically measure and record exceedences of preset noise limits providing circuit operators and enforcement bodies with an accurate measurement of the noise of individual vehicles.

We can supply a range of noise monitors and software packages that can be used in this environment and these systems can be configured and customised to meet the requirements of a particular circuit or venue. For more details of Drive-by noise measurement systems or their applications, please contact Cirrus Research plc.

Tell us what you need today and our Noise Experts will be ready to help.

Getting Started: Choose Our Recommended Instruments for Motorsport Noise Monitoring

Optimus® Red Sound Level Meter

The perfect sound level meter for measuring motorsport noise. It's easy to use and measures everything you need simultaneously (LAeq, LCPeak, C-A and LEP,d)

Optimus® Yellow Sound Level Meters

A range of simple sound level meters with class 1 or class 2 performance. It's easy to use and measures everything you need simultaneously (LXY, LXYmax, LXYmin)

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From the UK, contact us on 0845 230 2434.

From outside the UK, please contact us on +44 1723 891655.

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