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Created 25-Sep-08
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2008 and 2009 events


Very early in the 2008 season the Superbikes arrived at a cold, cloud covered Thruxton. This was my first opportunity to try out the 100-400L IS lens, having exchanged a Sigma 170-500.

The 2009 event was very different, with a glorious hot sun and track temperatures of 40 degrees. I experimented with much lower shutter speeds this time, which resulted in a LOT of failures which I have no intention of showing anyone!

All shot with my Canon 30D using a monopod.

Thruxton is a very open, fast track and The Complex, especially the exit where the 2008 shots were taken, is a popular spot for photographers. It's also a good spot for dodgy overtaking moves and the inevitable accidents that follow. For 2009 spectators were excluded from this spot. Why?
Martin Jessop45Shane ByrneMichael Rutter with very close companyMichael Rutter, NorthWest 200 DucattiJames Buckingham, Quay HondaCal Crutchlow, Karl Harris, Michael Rutter & Shane ByrneShane Byrne leads out of The ComplexGuy MartinLeon Camier, Airwaves Yamaha R1Stuart Easton, Hydrex HondaJulien Da Costa, Kawasaki. 2009 BSBMatt Bond, C Mist SukukiVictor Cox. JHS Racing. 2009Kenny Gilbertson, Jx Fuelcards Kawasaki. 2009Supporting event competitor 2009

Categories & Keywords
Category:Sports
Subcategory:Motor Sports
Subcategory Detail:Motorcycle racing
Keywords:2008, 2009, BSB, Bikes, British, Super, Thruxton.