flashpixx.net: Blog http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) 2016 flashpixx.net flashpixx@iinet.net.au (flashpixx.net) Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:36:00 GMT Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:36:00 GMT http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/u136533861-o785456695-50.jpg flashpixx.net: Blog http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog 120 120 Waters Declares Cartagena Test a Success http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/waters-declares-cartagena-test-a-success Josh Waters joined his new Tyco Suzuki team mates at the Cartagena circuit in Spain in early March for the all important initial test of his new Suzuki GSX-R Superbike.

Testing commenced on 6 March with the first day taken up with Waters getting the bike set up. Getting used to the power of the Suzuki after last year on a Yamaha was one of Waters' first tasks. After Day 2 of the four day test Waters was more comfortable on the bike.

"It was good to finish the second day off with my new team, back with a manufacturer that I have spent a lot of my career with so I am enjoying it. My crew are really good and it is all going good. I have made a lot of progress since yesterday morning and today it was coming easier. I am more comfortable on the Suzuki and when you are having fun you go better and get better results, as you can see from some of the other guys on the track"

 

Waters and John Hopkins at Cartagena

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With more sessions came more confidence over the final days. Waters clocked an unofficial 1:35.9 best lap which was comparable with the fastest riders. 

After such a long time off the bike over the winter it was good to have four days with the Tyco Suzuki boys and be back on a GSX-R1000 Superbike. It’s a really strong team and I’ve already settled in well and feel relaxed and confident. We made progress over the four days and it also gave me time to work with my new crew.

“I’ve also gelled really well with Hopper as a team-mate and we had a lot of fun at Cartagena. The goal is to work together this season, which will only make both of us stronger. I’m now really looking forward to a positive second season in British Superbike with a great bunch of guys.” 

 

Waters on the #12 GSX-R at Cartagena

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Thanks to Tyco Suzuki and Paul Lindsay for the images and media

More information on the Tyco Suzuki team can be found here

Follow Josh Waters on his Facebook page

 

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flashpixx Supports Josh Waters in BSB http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/3/flashpixx-supports-josh-waters-in-bsb It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we are officially supporting Josh Waters in his tilt at the 2014 MCE British Superbike Championships.

Josh has joined the Tyco Suzuki team with new team mate John Hopkins. The Tyco Suzuki team is part of TAS Racing owned and managed by father and son team Hector and Philip Neill. TAS Racing has been part of British Superbikes for seven seasons and has enjoyed some success in that time. Most recently Australian Josh Brookes campaigned a Tas Racing/Tyco Suzuki to third in the 2013 Championship. 

Waters' debut in British Superbikes in 2013 was not as good as he had hoped. With some bad luck and crashes his tenure at his first team Milwaukee Yamaha was cut short, with Waters finishing the year on a Halsal Racing Kawasaki. The final race of the final round saw Waters finish a very creditable 4th place on the Kawasaki.

With the backing of such an experienced and successful team, and back on the familiar GSX-R, the bike he won his Australian Championships on, Waters is rightly excited and quietly optimistic about his chances in BSB this year.

 

"I’m really excited to get back over to UK this year and get my first run out on the Tyco Suzuki. Having been over to the team workshop in Northern Ireland in November last, they seem like a good bunch of guys, who I’m looking forward to working with this season.

Last year was a steep learning curve in BSB and things were a lot different, but I feel I am better prepared for this year, so I can’t wait to ride the British Superbike circuits again." Waters said.

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Planning is underway for flashpixx to join Josh and the Tyco Suzuki team in July for the Brands Hatch round. More on this as it gets closer. In the meantime we will be providing regular updates on Josh's exploits with Tyco Suzuki and BSB.

Next we will cover the recent test at Cartagena in Spain.

We would like to thank Tyco Suzuki and Paul Lindsay for the images and media.

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Glenn Allerton shines in World Superbike Ride http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/glenn-allerton-shines-in-world-superbike-ride Glenn Allerton made the most of his opportunity to guest ride for the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK team following an injury to the permanent team rider Frenchman Sylvain Barrier

Qualifying saw Allerton start from position 19 on the grid on the EVO spec BMW S1000RR. An injury in qualifying didn't help in the starting position for Race One.

In race one Allerton finished a very creditable 11th well up from his grid position. He managed to get as high as 10th place, passing both Robbie Rolfo and Fabian Foret by lap 5, only to be re-passed by Rolfo on lap 8, relegating him to 11th. Allerton hung on to 11th for the remainder of the race and in doing so claimed 5 well earned WSBK Championship points. In finishing 11th he was the third EVO spec bike home behind David Salom on the Kawasaki Racing Team ZX-10R and Niccolo Canepa on the Althea Racing Panigale.

Race two saw Allerton start from P14 but unfortunately was not able to hang on and finished in P15, claiming another WSBK Championship point. The injury sustained in Qualifying stopped him pushing as hard as he wanted.

Allerton's best lap for the weekend was in Race One a 1:32.892.

 

Allerton through Lukey Heights on Saturday in Qualifying

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Allerton leads Rolfo and Foret (9) through the exit of Honda Corner in Race One

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World Superbike and Supersport Results from Round One at Phillip Island http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/world-superbike-and-supersport-results-from-round-one-at-phillip-island The weather was picture perfect for the running of Round One of the 2014 World Superbike Championships at Phillip Island.

Superbikes saw the two Aprilias of Giuntoli and Melandri in Pole and position 2 on the grid, with Suzukis of Laverty and Lowes rounding out the front row. Race One saw the two Aprilias lead the way with Giuntoli leading Melandri into turn one, with Davide Giuliano forcing his way into third. The next three saw Baz, Rea and Sykes battling it out for 4th place. Alex Lowes, who led practice and early qualifying times crashed out on lap 4, while Guintoli continued to lead from Giuliano up into second and Melandri third. By mid race Laverty was starting to move through the field and made his way past Sykes, Rea and Baz into 4th place. The second half of the race was all Laverty as he passed Melandri then Giuliano and finally Giuntoli to take the lead. Once there he was never headed, pulling out a gap of 3 seconds on Melandri with Giuntoli third.

 

Race 2 again saw the Aprilias lead from the start however Laverty on the Suzuki quickly climbed through the field, seemingly heading for a double win. However on lap 15 Laverty's Suzuki blew up leaving a trail of oil on the track. Officials called the race at that point leaving Giuntoli leading from Loris Baz and Tom Sykes third.

 

The World Supersport race saw more drama as on lap six Jack Kennedy from Ireland's Honda destroyed it's engine leaving oil spread around the track, bringing out the red flag. After a long delay officials determined a five lap dash would decide the result of the Supersport Race. Kenan Sofuoglu led the way and after dominating practice and qualifying seemed hard to beat. However on lap 2 Van Der Mark overtook Sofuoglu and the battle was on. However in yet another twist Sofuoglu crashed out followed shortly by Van Der Mark, leaving Jules Cluzel on the MV Augusta in the lead. Cluzel was never headed and celebrated a maiden win for MV Augusta. Kev Coghlan took second place from Rafaelle De Rosa in third.

 

1. Laverty celebrates his maiden win for Suzuki

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2. Giuntoli on his way to a race two win

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3. Cluzel celebrates MV Augusta's maiden win in Supersport

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Grid Girls http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/grid-girls One of the attractions at motorsport events are the grid girls. World Superbike is no exception, with the girls happy to wander pit paddock and pose for photographs with the fans.

 

World Superbike Girls

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Main Sponsor Girls

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AMCN Stand

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Sunday is race day at Phillip Island http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/sunday-is-race-day-at-phillip-island Welcome to race day at Phillip Island. The weather is looking great for Round One of the 2014 World Superbike Championships. Lots of activity throughout pitlane with both Superbike and Supersport warm-up sessions underway. The crowd is building as is the tension. We will be underway shortly!

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Staring in Top 10 for World Supersport http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/staring-in-top-10-for-world-supersport Bryan Staring has taken 10th place in qualifying for the first round of 2014 World Supersport at Phillip Island. Riding for the RivaMoto team on a Honda CBR600RR, Staring beat a fast finishing Florian Marino by 3/1,000 sec. The team were happy with the result, however Staring was hoping for more.

 

The team prepare the bike for the final 10 minutes of qualifying

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McWilliams waits for the red flag to clear

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Staring leaves the pits for his final assault in qualifying

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Staring checks the final times

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Staring at Lukey Heights

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Guintoli Takes Pole at Phillip Island http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/guintoli-takes-pole-at-phillip-island French rider Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia RSV4 Factory) has taken pole position for Race One of the 2014 World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island. Guintoli beat Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team Ducati 1199 Panigale R) by 97/1000 sec with Guintoli's team mate Marco Melandri a further 2/10 sec back in third. Eugene Laverty (Volcom Crescent Suzuki, Suzuki GSX-R 1000) makes up the front row of the grid.

Leading rider coming into qualifying Alex Lowes (Volcom Crescent Suzuki, Suzuki GSX-R 1000) leads off the second row from Jonothon Rea (PATA Honda World Superbike Honda CBR1000RR), Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R), and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10R). Sykes crashed in Superpole Two at Lukey heights, lucky to avoid a highside.

1. Guintoli

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2. Giugliano

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3. Melandri

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4. Laverty

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World Supersport Results http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/world-supersport-results Combined results for World Supersport saw Turk rider Kenan Soguoglu (MAHI Racing Team India Kawasaki ZX-6R) take fastest time a bare 1/100 second ahead of Netherlands rider Michael VD Mark (PATA Honda World Supersport Honda CBR600RR) with US Rider Patrick Jacobsen (Kawasaki Intermoto Pony Express Kawasaki ZX-6R) 0.3 sec further adrift in third.

1. Sofuoglu

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2.VD Mark

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3. Jacobsen

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Superbike Superpole positions sorted http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/superbike-superpole-positions-sorted Riders have been allocated positions in Superpole for Round 1 of World Superbikes at Phillip Island.

Superpole One is run first and is made up of riders in positions 11 - 20.

The top 10 riders plus the fastest two from Superpole One will compete in Superpole Two.

Fastest was Alex Lowes (Volcom Crescent Suzuki, Suzuki GSX-R1000) with team mate Eugene Laverty 0.25 sec behind in second. Third was Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team Ducati Panigale R) with his team mate Chas Davies fourth.

Top EVO rider was Nicolas Canepa (Althea racing Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO) in a very creditable sixth.

Tom Sykes starts 5th in Superpole 2

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Chas Davies showed no ill-effects from his spectacular highside at Lukey Heights on Friday

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Glenn Allerton placed 13th and second EVO 

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Friday Practice Results - World Superbike http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/friday-practice-results---world-superbike Englishman Alex Lowes up staged his more fancied countrymen to run the fastest lap in Free Practice today. Lowes (Volcom Crescent Suzuki, Suzuki GSX-R1000) covered 20 laps and ran a 1:31.1. Second was Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team, Aprilia RSV4 Factory) after 20 laps had a fastest lap of 1:31.137. Third was Davide Guigliano (Ducati Superbike Team Ducati 1199 Panigale R) completing 16 practice laps with a best lap of 1:31.205.

With Sykes, Rea, Laverty and Haslam making up the next four places and within 0.2 sec, tomorrow is going to deliver spectacular racing.

1. Lowes

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2. Melandri

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3. Guigliano

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Friday Practice Results - World Supersport http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/friday-practice-results World Supersport practice in the afternoon was run in probably the best conditions for the day. With no rain and the wind getting stronger as the afternoon progressed, track conditions for Supersport were as good as they got.

Probably no surprise that Kenan Sofuoglu (MAHI Racing Team India, Kawasaki ZX-6R) ran the best time of 1:33.618, completing 22 laps in the session. Scotsman Kev Coghlan (DMC Panovto-Yamaha, Yamaha YZF R6) completed 19 laps and ran second with a time of 1:34.263. Third was Raffaele De Rosa (Core PTR Honda, Honda CBR600RR) with 20 laps and a time of 1:34.277, just 14/100 behind Coghlan.

1. Sofuoglu

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2. Coghlan

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3. De Rosa

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Aussie Glenn Allerton get BMW Superbike Call Up http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/aussie-glenn-allerton-get-bmw-superbike-call-up Australian rider Glenn Allerton has been called up to World Superbike duties for the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK team replacing the injured Silvain Barrier. Allerton will ride the new EVO spec bike which features a pretty much standard engine package but with enhanced suspension. Allerton will be the sole Aussie in the premier class this weekend.

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Bryan Staring Rides for Rivamoto in World Supersport http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/bryan-staring-rides-for-rivamoto-in-world-supersport DSC_4754DSC_4754

Set Up master McWilliams holds court putting finishing touches to the RivaMoto Honda

Western Australian Bryan Staring has continued his career on the world stage with a ride on the Jeremy McWilliam led RivaMoto team. Staring will ride a Honda CBR600, a class he hasn't ridden for some time. Free practice on Friday was an anti-climax as the weather played havoc, most teams deciding not to risk a lap on the wet track. New tyre rules limiting the number of wets available across the weekend may have also impacted on the RivaMoto team's decision not to spend any time on the track.

 

 

 

 

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2014 World Superbike Championships Round One Phillip Island Australia http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/2/2014-world-superbike-championships-round-one-phillip-island-australia Good morning from a cool cloudy and drizzly Phillip Island. Very little wind this morning and with the promise of an improvement in the weather across the day the stage is set for an awesome weekend of racing. We will endeavour to cover the World Superbikes and Supersport, but we will also focus on the Australian domestic racing. In particular we will be keeping a close eye on the WA boys and girls racing across the weekend.

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2014 International Island Classic - Saturday http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/1/2014-international-island-classic---saturday Dry, cool and windy conditions greeted riders and fans for Day 2 of this event. 

 

Qualifying for the International Challenge saw Cameron Donald from Australia take pole from the UK team's Jeremy McWilliams by less than 0.2 second. Third was Australian Shawn Giles a further 0.06 sec behind. The second row of the grid saw Beau Beaton, Steve Martin and Brendon Roberts all from Australia. Third row was all UK with John McGuiness, Gary Johnson and Mike "The Spike" Edwards, with Robbie Phyllis rounding out the top ten.

 

Race One

Race one of the challenge saw Donald blast off the grid and take a 10 bike length lead into turn 1, with McWilliams and Giles third. The top three appeared to be moving away from the next group when Australian Robbie Phyliis had an off near Hayshed bringing out the red flag.

The restart saw Donald take the lead again from McWilliams with Giles third. Donald held the lead for the first four laps with Giles and McWilliams swapping places on each lap. On lap 5 McWilliams dived under Donald at Honda to take the lead with Donald second and Giles third. McWilliams maintained his lead, and after what appeared to be a small mistake by Donald on the final lap that also baulked Giles, McWilliams drew away for a comfortable win, with Donald over a second behind, and Giles 0.1 sec behind Donald in third.

The top 10 finishers were made up of 5 Australians and 5 from the UK. The first NZ rider, Glen Hindle finished in 14th, and the first US rider James McKay in 16th.

Race Two

Close racing was the order of the day with only milli-seconds separating Donald, McWilliams and Giles again. Donald once again led for the first three laps. McWilliams and Giles battled it out for second and third. On lap four Giles took the lead with Donald second and McWilliams third. Lap five saw Donald regain the lead from Giles, but it was really anyone's race to win. Rounding turn 12 it was neck and neck with Donald on McWilliams tail, looking sure to take him in the draft. But it wasn't to be, McWilliams hung on to make it two from two by the barest of margins. Giles ran third with Aussie Brendan Roberts running a very impressive fourth place.

The top 10 was made up of six Aussies and four from UK. The top New Zealanders ran 13th to 15th, the top US rider ran 20th. 

With two races scheduled for tomorrow it will be an exciting day. The final race of the Challenge is the last race of the day so spectators will have a full day of action to enjoy.

Bring it on!!

 

The Action from Siberia

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Top Three

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Race 2 Action From the Main Straight

McWilliams leads Donald with Giles third and Beaton fourth

Close Racing

 

Farquhar leads Godfrey, also from the UK

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McWilliams shares the victory with his team

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2014 International Island Classis - Friday http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/1/2014-international-island-classis---friday Sidecars Get Air

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International Challenge

The sun shone after lunch so there was a full field of riders for Qualifying One on the International Challenge.

Results of Q1

1. Cam Donald (AUS) 1:38.368

2. Beau Beaton (AUS) 1:38.771

3. Jeremy McWilliams (UK) 1:39.184

4. Shawn Giles (AUS) 1:39.245

5. Mike Edwars (UK) 1.40.211

 

Cam Donald

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Beau Beaton

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Jeremy McWilliams

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Update at Lunchtime

The rain has stopped and is looking promising for the afternoon's practice and qualifying.

Chatting with Ryan Farquhar from the UK Challenge team. They have a wee problem... Someone took a gamble that it would be dry at Phillip Island. I wouldn't take that bet!! So... no wet tyres in the UK team garage!! Oops. They are praying hard it dries up. Their current strategy is to do one qualifying run tomorrow and hope the sun comes out!!

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Team USA

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Look out The Boss is here

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Opening Post

Day one of the Classic and we are met with "classis" Phillip Island weather. The rain is falling however fortunately there is little wind and temperatures are mild. So not terribly unpleasant, but certainly irksome for the riders. Chatting with the UK contingent, who you might think were accustomed to riding in the wet, are all asking "is it going to stop?"!!

Pit Lane - damp and not much activity

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A couple of the UK contingent are in the pits early getting ready .

 

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John "McPint" McGuiness

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2014 Island Classic Preview http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/1/2014-island-classic-preview The 2014 International Island Classic runs over three days at the picturesque Phillip Island circuit from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 January.

The feature event for the weekend is the International Challenge. Teams from Australia, UK, New Zealand and USA will battle it out for the win.

The Australian team includes perennial competitor Steve Martin who will be joined by Shawn Giles, Brendan Roberts, Robbie Phyllis, Malcolm Campbell, and Cam Donald.

The UK team will be led on track by Isle of Mann TT ace John McGuiness, ably assisted by Jeremy McWilliams, Gary Johnson and late entrant Ryan Farquhar who replaces Steve Brogan. 

Riders will mount such legendary bikes as the Suzuki Katana, Suzuki XR69, Yamaha TZ and Suzuki GSX1100.

To complete the weekends racing more than 450 entrants will compete over the weekend on bikes and sidecars that range in age from 1990 back to early last century!

The weather is sure to play a part with the forecast for Friday indicating heavy rain. Hopes are high for a dry race day on Sunday but by then the weather may have decided the fate of a number of competitors.

 

Keep following this blog for regular updates over the weekend.

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flashpixx in 2014 http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2014/1/flashpixx-in-2014 A great start to 2014 with Phillip Island beckoning. We are covering two events early in 2014 with the support of AMCN.

January 24 - 26 sees the running of the AMCN International island Classic. The Classic will be run for it's 21st consecutive year at "The Island" and will feature riders from many countries.

The feature event is the International Challenge between Australia, UK and New Zealand. With over 300 bikes and sidecars and 450 competitors it is sure to be an exciting 3 days of action on bikes from 1922 to 1990.

February 21 to 23 sees flashpixx at the first round of the 2014 World Superbikes. 

Both events will be covered here, on our facebook page, and photos will appear on our website www.flashpixx.net

 

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Top 10 Pix for 2012 http://flashpixx.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/top-10-pix-for-2012 A selection of some of our favourite images from 2012. 

 

Number 10

With the new infield pits at Barbagallo Raceway it presented some new opportunities and some challenges for photographers. This image is taken through the pit lane fencing onto the main straight. While the fence presents some challenges with a bit of trial and error focus can be kept on the bike while panning. Nikon D4 and Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 lens. 1/500 at f8.0

Number 10

 

Number 9 

A Nitro fuelled Funny Car launches at full noise at Perth Motorplex. These cars are spectacular no matter how successful the run down the track is. In this image the right bank of cylinders have stopped firing, the flames have disappeared and raw fuel is about to spew from the exhaust. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 300 f2.8 lens. 1/640 at f4.5 

Number 9

 

Number 8

In motorcycle road racing spectacular crashes are an inescapable risk for riders and teams. In this image Team Suzuki rider Robbie Bugden flips his Superbike in the sand at turn 1 of Barbagallo Raceway Perth. Bugden was relatively uninjured after the crash and was able to compete in the next round. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 lens. 1/800 at f7.1

Number 8

 

Number 7

Phillip Island circuit has many excellent spots for photographers to capture images. In this image World Superbike rider Johnny Rea rides through MG corner on his Team Ten Kate Honda CBR 1000RR. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 500 f4 lens. 1/1250 at f6.3.  

Number 7

 

Number 6

One of the most spectacular images captured by motorsport photographers is an image that depicts both speed and action. With a low shutter speed and good panning technique a photographer can make a successful image. In this image WA State Road racing Superbike rider Mark Schneirer exits turn 7 and blasts down the main straight. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 300 f2.8 lens. 1/100 at f11

Number 6

 

Number 5

We took the opportunity to participate in a motorsport photography workshop run by Australian motorsport photographer Mark Horsburgh. Mark is V8 Supercar official photographer. A variety of opportunities to improve skills were provided from on track action to shooting the models that invariably go hand in hand with motorsport. In this image we shot model Megan sitting atop a Harley Davidson. Megan was lit by three remote lights through an umbrella. Nikon D3s with Nikkor 85 f.18 lens. 1/200 at f2.8.

Number 5

 

Number 4

Speaking of models these two ladies were walking through the pits during the Kings of Wanneroo event. Shooting from behind rather than front on we captured a different view. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 300 f2.8 lens. 1/400 at f8.0

Number 4

 

Number 3

Our favourite spot at Phillip Island to shoot close up images of riders is Lukey Heights. Here we can shoot into the riders as they crest the hill. If we are lucky the rider will have a clear visor and the eyes are sharp in focus. In this image UK World Superbike rider James Ellison tops Lukey Heights. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 300 f2.8 lens. 1/640 at f8.0.

Number 3

 

Number 2

It takes split second timing and anticipation to launch a drag bike when the light goes green. A race can be won or lost at the start line. Unfortunately for this rider he got it wrong and was greeted with a red light for launching too early. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 lens. 1/250 at f2.8

Number 2

 

Number 1

Our favourite Image. Casey Stoner in his last MotoGP race at Phillip Island enters Siberia. The image is particularly poignant is Stoner is the sole rider in the image, being the leader of the race by some distance at this point. Stoner went on to win the race. Nikon D3s and Nikkor 500 f4 lens. 1/500 at f9.0

Number 1

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