Working at Moto GP Comunitat Valenciana… (II)

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You can see above the photographers from main international photo agencies – Reuters, Associated Press, Agence France Press and EFE – ready to shoot Moto 3 start at first turn of the circuit – we did the same in Moto GP -. I thought ‘if me I am here, I can’t be wrong!’. Here, we are at the service track – path surrounding the motor track, where photographers and staff move around the circuit – and it’s a kind of a living room, you cross the same people everyday and you feel like in a scale model circuit where you are part of the scene.

Moto GP Comunitat ValencianaCanon Eos 1d Mark IV – 400mm f2.8 IS L USM – ISO 640 – 1/1600 – f8

Once Moto GP race was started, and after first lap, I went to turn 11, where I could take pics of 4th, 5th and 6th curves. After a few laps were passed, I have realized that the important image in these moments was to portrait #93 Marc Marquez distance behind World Championship pretender #99 Jorge Lorenzo. You can see the result above. And with three laps left, I went to finish line to try getting some victory gesture of #93 Marc Marquez.

Moto GP Comunitat ValencianaCanon Eos 1d Mark IV – 400mm f2.8 IS L USM – ISO 250 – 1/1250 – f4.5

Moto GP was arriving to his end, but not before the Podium and champagne picture and the 3 World Champions official photograph. To take the pictures with the riders on the podium we can go to the main track and choose our distance to shoot them, normally with a 300mm or 400mm lens.  You can get interesting photos as you can see below.

Moto GP Comunitat ValencianaCanon Eos 1d Mark IV – 400mm f2.8 IS L USM – ISO 500 – 1/1600 – f4

Moto GP Comunitat Valenciana

In a few words, covering Moto GP was like being in a theme park with all his attractions: bikes, riders, track, photo shuttle, paddock girls, VIP members, fans, engine noise, the crowd, photographers, journalists and, as Alex Rins team Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider said in a press conference: “A lot of ‘spectacle’ ” -spanglish word to say ‘show’. You have all the pictures here.