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photoblog image Darley Moor Classic Races - Part 1 3/6

Darley Moor Classic Races - Part 1 3/6

THE CHASE IS ON

These two were as close together, and sometimes closer, as this throughout the race I took this photo in. Leading is Peter Carroll, 500cc.Honda and just behind him is Neil Ogden, 350cc.Honda.  Darley Moor circuit is flat and about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) long, below is an onboard lap on a 125cc.Aprilia, an Italian 2-stroke machine for you to enjoy:

 

                            

 

Darley Moor Classic Races - Part 1 3/6

THE CHASE IS ON

These two were as close together, and sometimes closer, as this throughout the race I took this photo in. Leading is Peter Carroll, 500cc.Honda and just behind him is Neil Ogden, 350cc.Honda.  Darley Moor circuit is flat and about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) long, below is an onboard lap on a 125cc.Aprilia, an Italian 2-stroke machine for you to enjoy:

 

                            

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2016, 02:07
Well...that was great fun, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Glad you enjoyed it Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Apr 2016, 03:53
J'ai toujours l'impression que le genou va toucher le sol.
Brian Walbey: The knee is used a lot on the ground these days, modern design and tyres allow the rider to lean over a lot more than in the old days, hence they corner quicker.
A great shot, I love the position you've captured with their knees laying on the pavement!
And thanks for the video! What a thrill! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, a head on corner shot like this is always a good bet. Glad you enjoyed the video.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Apr 2016, 06:36
A dangerous business isn't it
Brian Walbey: It certainly is Chris, but then so is mountain climbing and other hazardous sports.
Quite incredible Brian.
Brian Walbey: These days they can get the bikes right down with modern equipment and tyres, hence the knees on the road.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Apr 2016, 07:40
It must have been fun for you catching these on the run, Brian
Brian Walbey: It was the first time I have done any serious motorcycle sport photography for many years, it took me quite a while to get back in to the groove.
I presume Peter Carroll is overtaking Neil Ogden in this corner Brian...Great capture!
I enjoyed the Aprilia onboard lap, thank you.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. I think Carroll was leading in to the corner and Ogden is taking a wider line in on the hope of having a faster line out, certainly Ogden won several races during the day, he had more than this one bike with him.
Their knees are on the pavement. I think they need driving lessons. smile
Brian Walbey: Knees on the deck are par for the course these days Mary, modern motorcycles and tyres allow the bikes to be leaned over so much further in corners the knee comes into use, but it also means than can corner much quicker than in the old days.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Apr 2016, 13:38
That flying lap puts me back in it. When at school I had a friend who raced for Kreidler here in SA. The bike was 50cc, with something like 12 gears. He managed 150kph on a straight. Just unbelievable.
Brian Walbey: The 50cc.racers were amazing little machines with loads of gears and more speed than one would imagine. What is your friends name?
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2016, 14:12
I'm always amazed at the adhesion of the tyres when the bikes are at this angle. Do th riders use their knww as a limit to their lean? If they tucked their knees in, they could probably lean over further.
Brian Walbey: Yes the modern frames and 'sticky' tyres allow a lot more lean and therefore faster cornering these days, the knee being used for the purpose you suggest. The leathers have replaceable pads in the knees for added protection.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Apr 2016, 16:37
OOoo-er definitely a case of keeping your nerve on such corners, great capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne, they corner faster than I would ever contemplate.
He certainly gets up some speed on that 2-stroke!
Brian Walbey: Not bad for a 125cc.is it, similar videos with large machines were a bit too long to post here.
One false move and it's curtains.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Martin, and at Darley Moor there isn't a great deal of run-off!
action plus... superb capture Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.

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