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Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1

Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha YZR-M1

Melbourne hairpin Saturdays first practise. As you can see it was cloudy, but did improve during the session.


One of the sports acknowledged stars, Lorenzo sadly fell during the race after getting on the wet and slippery painted kerbing. He was not alone, apart from the Ducattis who made stupid tyre choices and were actually lapped, all the big names either fell or were off the boil.

This was shot with a hired EF 500 F.4 L IS prime lens on a monopod. I wanted maximum quality so shot at what I hoped was the len sweet spot and as high a shutter speed as I dared push the ISO. The detail in the full resolution original is excellent.