Trackside Tuesday: The Austin Selfie

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I’ve arrived in Austin and settled into my digs ahead of Round 2 of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship.

As I sat down to write ahead of the coming weekend, I thought back to one of my favorites times from last year.

I’d had a great holiday with my partner Clare prior to coming to the 2014 race and really enjoyed the Austin experience.

While thinking about the weekend I wondered as to what, if any, images still stood in my memory from last year. One I immediately thought of was the MotoGP podium selfie of Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, and Andrea Dovizioso.

Looking at the image in the build up to this year’s race leaves me to ponder who we will see on the podium come Sunday. Sadly we won’t see Dani Pedrosa, as he is currently recovering from further arm pump surgery.

If I was a betting man I’d put my money on Marc Marquez and Andrea Dovizioso to once again make the podium.

As for the final step on the podium, take your pick.

Photo: © 2015 Tony Goldsmith / – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like a print of one of the shots you see on the site, then send Tony an email and he’ll be happy to help.

Tony Goldsmith

Tony Goldsmith is a freelance motorcycle racing photographer based in the Isle of Man. He specializes in taking photos of the MotoGP Championship, as well as the Isle of Man TT road races.