Sunday 16th August 2020
Full image set here
Visit number 3 of the year to Donington Park circuit this time for the British GT Championship. Like every other championship this year the British GT has been on hold for several months due to Covid19. This was round three and four of the year.
The weather for Sunday was, to say the least damp! When I arrived and completed the 2.7KM ( I messaged it this time) walk to the infield (I will glad when we can walk through the paddock to the infield that’s for sure) it was raining, misty and not that warm.
This caused me issues during the day with very low light, fast shutter speeds leading to high ISO on the camera. Shooting Olympus micro four thirds this is always an issue. The small sensor means the camera struggles with high noise on high ISO images. But we have the conditions we have, so I set about shooting the action.
First up were the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB - this new championship launched as a feeder series was on its first round ever, exciting! Accept its Porsche racing and I have never been a fan of Porsche racing, its just never that interesting to me! But I was here so I'm not going to ignore the cars on the track.
A wet race was called and as you can see it was wet and dark.
One of the best livery's of the day on the Ambrogio Perfetti driven No51 IN2 Racing Chupa Chups car. Its like Candy Crush on a car.
Next up we had the British Formula 3, again another quick again the track was wet and the rain was falling.
Car 71 lost it coming out of the Old Hairpin, skidded across the track and ended up in the barrier, right in front of me. The driver Manaf Hijjawi was find if very frustrated and breaking his car!
The GT cars were out twice at this event a 2 hour race in the morning and a 1 hour race in the afternoon. The images below are from both racing. You can guess the first race was wet but by the second race the track was almost dry which lead to a headache for the teams on if to go for dry or wet tyres.
It was another entertaining all be bit wet day at the track. Watch the video below and click here for all the images from the day.