The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Night.
I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my motorcycle endurance racing shots taken in the middle of the night. This set is from the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France. Most of the shots feature Team Bike, the team I was there to cover.
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 1 o’clock in the morning.
Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 11 o’clock at night.
A Team Bike rider departing the pits after a night time pit stop at around 1 o’clock in the morning.
A nighttime pit stop for Team Bike at around 3 o’clock in the morning.
Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight.
Throwback Thursday travels back 37 years to the first weekend in April, 1982.
I was in France at the Le Mans race circuit for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. I was there to photograph Team Bike as they competed in their first Endurance World Championship race.
The bike came in for fuel around six in the morning. 15 hours down, 9 to go.
2:46 A.M. pit stop, Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race.
One Word Sunday.
36 years ago this weekend I was in France for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. I was there to document a new British Endurance Racing team in their first race. I also helped out behind the scenes knowing both the riders and some of the pit crew.
This is Team Bike entering the start /finish straight at around 11 o’clock at night, 8 hours into the race. Or looking at it another way, only 16 more hours to go.
The bike leaves the pits after a night time pit stop.