Donington Park 6th September 2020
My first motorbike photography of the year was at the BMCRC-MRO Championship 2020. It was the perfect opportunity to test the new Olympus 100-400mm lens in "angry" and using it for the purpose it was brought for some Motorsport photography.
Full image set here
It was a very quite morning when I first arrived (only one other car in the car park) but as ever Donington Park was looking at its best. I hiked my way to the infield (see my previous post here) and got set up in position. As is quite often the case first thing for bike racers Craner Curves acquired some new members of the club!
Three riders down in the first few races (they all got up and walked away thankfully. Although some of the bikes where heading for scrap heap!
Its always interesting when the camera is set for panning shots and a rider goes down, I automatically fire away and you end up with interesting shots like the above. A panning rider!
The rider was fine, his bike not so much!
Who knew IronMan was into his bike racing! Winner for the best helmet design of the day goes this rider.
Bike riders are brave, side car riders are on another level. The 118 livery was brilliant!
The new Olympus lens did not let me down all day. It's very quick to focus (as good as the 40-150 pro lens) images are sharp (when I get them in focus) and tracking works with the lens as well. Over all I am very very impressed with this lens and will be posting a full review soon!
Right some more images below along with a 20 minutes video of the day including the three crashes!