ITCC Kirkistown – Rounds Seven & Eight
Saturday gone saw the seventh and eight rounds of the 2011 Irish Touring Car Championship which took place at Kirkistown Circuit in Northern Ireland. Working with the ITCC has been an absolute pleasure and privilege. They’ve provided some amazing and well organised races so far this season and it can only get better. The full gallery of images can be found on my Flickr and the upcoming race report can be found on the ITCC website. There are a couple of more images after the break …
During the down time between the ITCC sessions at Kirkistown yesterday, I spent some time scouting out photo-locations and trying different lenses and settings to get the best for the Irish touring cars. One of those sessions I used for some trial and error testing was the Formula Libre class which is an open class for single seaters. Photographing some of the cars, in particular the one above, only more strengthened my ambition to one day shoot an F1 race. The above was shot with a Canon 300 2.8 L IS with a Canon MKIII 2X extender on a Canon 1D MKII N.
The Green Hell
In anticipation of the impending ADAC 24HR Nurburgring at the end of June, I’ve been digging through last years photographs from the event and dug out these shots which previously have never been published (well, some of them anyway). The photographs were taken on the Sunday morning of what is surely the most challenging twenty four hour endurance race on the planet. A big thank you to KW Suspensions for arranging the trip and the helicopter!
Sumo Power GT-R GT1 at Paul Ricard
I’ve been looking back through photographs from the last twelve months taking a closer look at some of the events I was lucky enough to be present for. I’m heading to Silverstone next weekend to shoot the GT1 / GT3 race where I’ll be concentrating on the Team Need for Speed cars along with the mighty GT-R GT1s of Sumo Power.
In Stores Now …
Just had my first UK cover feature published in this month’s Japanese Performance. The feature of the Need for Speed D-Mac AE86 has been a particularly sweet moment for me as I was fortunate enough to document the build of this incredible machine. Check out the full feature on this rotary powered beast, on news stands now !
Back to the Daily Grind …
It’s fair to say that the motorsport season is well underway once more and my poor blog is getting neglected once again. You can still keep up with me on Speedhunters or on Twitter if you really miss me that much. I’m also doing my best to keep my Flickr account up to date so be sure to check in for lots of photographs you won’t see anywhere else. Since I’m here I’ve put together a small selection of shots after the jump that should give you an idea of what I’ve been up to since I last posted here !