Photos from WEC Endurance Racing - Spa Francorchamps 2015
I always enjoy really good live motor racing, the sights, sounds and smells of high performance machinery being driven in anger. So the opportunity to visit the hallowed ground of Spa to watch the second round of the World Endurance Championship 6 Hours was a real experience and the last "shakedown" racing opportunity ahead of the Le Mans 24 hours. It was a pity the radical Nissan was not on show, but a real spectacle in LMP1 between Toyota, Porsche and Audi with some great racing too in the GTE series.
After a close finish, Audi took first place with Porsche 2nd and 3rd and the Aston Martin #99 victorious in GTE.
The overall access to cars, drivers and pits and a variety of exciting vantage points around the beautiful Ardennes forest, including the famous and even more vertical in real-life Eau Rouge/Raidillon complex, offered so much more than other, flat or manufactured circuits. A real classic.
The trip with a good friend and long-time motorsport fan was not planned as a photography project but I think I managed to capture a sense of the event from pit-walk to start, during and finish and the star cars and drivers despite being "punter-side" of the action.