The weekend before last was the Britcar24 hour race at Silverstone. About 60 cars on track at the start and a nonstop 24 hour race in what is hoped to become a UK version of the famous 24 hours of Le Mans. Well a version for the not so big teams.
I was there helping out a mate who was running a team for EMC Motorsport and as such he secured me a press pass. Over the weekend I took 1600 photos and had 2 hours sleep during the race..but it was great
Anyway, this was one of their cars, placed 4th in class and 19th overall. Not bad considering the budget they had and the fact that they started 52nd! Their leading car came 3rd in class and 18th overall with just 1 lap seperating them after over 500 laps and 1,600 miles.
The title comes from the fact that this was taken at 2.30 on Sunday afternoon. After you've been racing for 22 hours, you'd expect that you were almost there, but 2 hours in most forms of motorsport is a long race and there are still plenty of things that can go wrong!
I liked it because I liked the sun, which has just come out, giving the cars paint a bit more depth and highlighting its battle scars and because I'd captured the BRDC stand in the background, which is identifiable as being at Silverstone rather than any old race track.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 300D |
|Lens:||Sigma 80-400 OS |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|