Turn two at Indy generally doesn’t generate interesting images aside from the opening lap of a race, but I decided to make a brief stop since I was in the area.
The first couple riders went by and I quickly remembered why I don’t really spend much time there. Next thing I know, Alex Marquez runs wide entering the turn and skids into the grass making odd shapes along the way.
At the moment, the outside of turn three is the most interesting spot I know of at Indy that plays well with the morning light. The first time I shot this corner was three years ago, just before Marc Marquez entered the premier class, and the riding style did not look quite like this.
This angle only works with riders with a certain riding style. Jorge Lorenzo is one of them.
I played with a similar idea last year when the sponsor banner was mostly black, blue, and white which meant Jorge Lorenzo was the ideal subject. This year a Repsol Honda is a better fit.
I generally don’t take many close-up images of bikes, but I thought Nicky Hayden’s helmet was worth highlighting.
Earlier in the week I had tagged along with Sam as he played 18 holes at the race track’s golf course, where his intense competitive nature was on full display. Unsurprisingly, Sam finished off Friday as the second fastest Moto2 rider.
Scott Redding is off to a good start, finishing the day just behind Dani Pedrosa.
Getting an unobstructed view of a rider talking to his crew chief can sometimes take a bit of patience.
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