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British Superbikes - Donnington Park

Earlier this year I posted a series of racing motorcyclists at the Donnington Park official test day for the 2013 British Superbike Championship. I didn’t include this shot of the Czech rider Jakub Smrz riding the Padgetts of Batley Honda at the time so here is a shot of him taking the right hand part of a left-right chicane not far from the end of the lap.  Jakub finally finished the championship in 15th.place overall.

 

British Superbikes - Donnington Park

Earlier this year I posted a series of racing motorcyclists at the Donnington Park official test day for the 2013 British Superbike Championship. I didn’t include this shot of the Czech rider Jakub Smrz riding the Padgetts of Batley Honda at the time so here is a shot of him taking the right hand part of a left-right chicane not far from the end of the lap.  Jakub finally finished the championship in 15th.place overall.

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Dec 2013, 03:59
This is a fine action shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, sadly the season is now over in my part of the world until March, not even anything on the television, I have some DVD's to catch up with though.
Oooh great shot! My sister would like this, I'm afraid she might take up racing soon - it's hard to get her off of her Ninja!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. There are several ladies who do race, usually at the lower levels, my earlier series did include our leading British lady racer Jenny Tinmouth who is now 35 years of age, Perhaps your sister would like this link http://www.jennytinmouth.com/ or is that a bit risky.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Dec 2013, 07:17
I expect his right knee is close to the ground Brian.
Brian Walbey: Not too low on this bend but there are some where the riders do actually scrape their knees on the tarmac, hence the pads on their leathers.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Dec 2013, 07:35
Zoom-zoom. There he goes again!
Brian Walbey: Sadly the racing season is now over in our part of the world until March, not even anything on the television, I have some DVD's to catch up with though.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Dec 2013, 07:43
He is going at quite a speed
Brian Walbey: Before negotiating this S-bend he would have probably been doing 150+ along the straight in the bend.
Classic bike shot Brian. It amazes me how they stay on these things!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, they have much courage and skill, although sometimes they do slide off for one reason or another, fortunately modern equipment and circuit designs mean that there are not so many injuries or fatalities as in the past.
A great action shot, Brian……he's really leaning into the bend!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, he's probably in that mid-point between closing and then opening the throttle at this moment.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Dec 2013, 11:13
These are the daredevils. Great action shot!!
Brian Walbey: Indeed they are Astrid, and as we related to each other a while back there have been some great riders from your own country over the years.
Nice....
cool in action shot
Great shot of him at this angle that always looks quite scary, but they usually handle it very well
Brian Walbey: The way the top riders throw these machines about in the corners is mind boggling, they do make mistakes from time to time of course and then they just hope they get away with it.
Superb action shot Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Well Captured shot here
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
Great action capture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
Well captured Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
That's a great shot, Brian. so full of colour and action.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline.
Fine action shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Dec 2013, 23:38
Lovely crisp shot Brian. Hand held?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike. Yes hand held, I have taken thousands of motorcycle sport images over the years and wouldn't ever consider a tripod, although the press guys with their enormous lenses do sometime use monopods, merely to help them hold the wretched great things I suspect!
Impressive...
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.

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