This is Valentino Rossi on his Ducati at the 2012 MotoGP race at Silverstone in the UK. He is exiting the first part of Club Corner heading for the new start / finish straight. It had been very wet in the morning session and it looked like we would not get to see the bikes ridden to their potential but after lunch the sun came out, the wind blew and the track dried. Then we got a show of bike control from these masters of the art.
This is taken from the stand at Club corner but because I used a 500mm lens, this has reduced the angle making it look like I was actually closer to the side of the track. I chose this corner as they are moving relatively slowly although still at a high lean angle. I chose this part of the corner to reduce the amount of movement relative to me in an effort to keep the image sharp. 1/4000sec shutter also helps there 🙂
Kit: Canon EOS 1Div EF 500mm F/4 1/4000sec @ F/5.6
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