Quick Blog – 2013 Nurburging 24 Hrs (May 20)

Got to bed at about 12.30 am last night, hence getting up today was hard, with my bodying aching with all the walking and carrying the camera gear over the last few days, but it has been great exercise. The race was restarted around 8 am, with the rain gradually getting lighter to overcast skies with periodic light showers. Got to the GP circuit part of the track (didn’t feel like going to the less accessible parts of the track due to the wet conditions, mud, and traffic) around 11.30 am, which gave us about 5 hours for photography.First went to the Ring Boulevard to get some souvenirs and to check out the Lexus LFA (my new favorite race car, with the race version about USD450K) and the Audi displays, then went to the Grandstand T5, T6, and T7 areas to photograph. Stayed until till about 4 pm since was getting very tired, and caught the shuttle bus back to the guesthouse and watched the end of the race on TV, which finished at 5 pm. The Number 9 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of the German Black Falcon team won the race.

Must thank my wife for coming with me, and helping me out all day with my photography, and being patient and supportive. The Nurburgring 24 Hrs was a great experience, with everyone ranging from the staff and fans very friendly to my wife and I. Must also thank Michaela and her staff at the Gastehaus Fuchsrohre which have made our stay fantastic with their hospitality, friendliness, great food (fantastic barbecues), and atmosphere with the guests being motorsport fans or teams. Highly recommended, and we will be back ………..

2013_Nurburgring (HC7A1857)Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA (SP8 class) static display (Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm f1.2L, f/5.6, 1/50, ISO 400; Nurburgring Pavillon Complex)

 

2013_Nurburgring (HC7A2102)Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA speeding along the straight in front of Stand T6 (Canon 5D Mark III, 300mm f2.8L IS II, f/7.1, 1/100, ISO 100; Stand T5a in GP Circuit)

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