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photoblog image At The Races - Part 1 3/5

At The Races - Part 1 3/5

Darley Moor Racing Circuit, Derbyshire

Sunday, 8th. July, 2018

Ervin Wallace - Suzuki (111) leads Robert Wittey (Kawasaki) 70)

At The Races - Part 1 3/5

Darley Moor Racing Circuit, Derbyshire

Sunday, 8th. July, 2018

Ervin Wallace - Suzuki (111) leads Robert Wittey (Kawasaki) 70)

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 May 2019, 01:14
You have not lost your touch, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I would like to have a stronger telephoto lens but as I only go to a meeting about once a year these days Ican't justify the expense, this was equivalent to 360mm.
Nicely in sync!
Brian Walbey: I've got another one coming up in a few weeks time where there are several riders line astern which also looks quite good.
another well timed shot, Brian. i am not sure if i paid attention that in your previous shots, the numbers were tied over the headlamps. this looks new to me.
Brian Walbey: In the previous shots the machines were built as pure racing bikes whereas these are in the production machine class which is for 'souped up' road bikes hence the fix the front number to the headlamp which still has to be on the machine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 May 2019, 06:26
This is a dangerous sport
Brian Walbey: Very much so Chris although generally on specially built circuits like this or Silverstone etc. the track surrounds are designed to alleviate much in the way of danger should a rider slide off.
I'm always amazed when I see such angles of these guys going around the track, Brian. I suppose it takes lots of training/practice to do it right!
Brian Walbey: Compared with top class world championship racing these guys angle of lean is fairly modest, the top guys lean over to about 60 degrees from the vertical at times, rather them than me!!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 May 2019, 07:22
Mind your knee of the ground.
Brian Walbey: If you notice all the riders ahve knee pads on the leathers which they can slide along the track surface when they are trying to judge just how far they can lean the bike over.
A perfect action shot on the bend Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. I'm posting another one from this corner in a few weeks time where there are several riders line astern which also looks quite good.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 May 2019, 08:02
Boys with their toys, Brian. I like how they "hang" in the curve (wordily translation from Dutch)
Brian Walbey: Nearly all the riders 'hang off' the bikes nowadays, it does something advantageaous to the centre of gravity apparently when they are cornering.
Nice shot Brian, they don't look like racing bikes ?
Brian Walbey: In the previous shots the machines were built as pure racing bikes whereas these are in the production machine class which is for 'souped up' road bikes.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 May 2019, 14:20
... and they are going at it. The wheels show some speed blur, here in the corner.
Brian Walbey: This is a good corner, I'm posting another one from this corner in a few weeks time where there are several riders line astern
Woo - a close run thing!
Brian Walbey: I'm posting another one from this corner in a few weeks time where there are several riders line astern

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