Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

G’day Motorsport Fans! My wrap up of my favourite photos from the weekend continues with Formula Drift Asia in Sydney. Following on from my World Time Attack Challenge post, I’ve put together a collection of my favourite shots from Formula Drift at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Once again before I kick this post off I’d like to share the link to the article and photos I put together for the guys over at MyDrive. You can check all that out here: http://mydrivemedia.com.au/australians-star-formula-drift-sydney/

I’ll kick this off with a few shots from Saturday Nights qualifying sessions. All of these shots were taken at the second turn on the course. When I got to the track I noticed this had the best pool of light from the flood lights around the circuit. I knew would be the best place to get some quality photos without dropping the shutter speed too slow or cranking the ISO right up. I did try some other spots around the track as other photographers migrated to where I had started, but there are my favourite shots from the night.

Beau Yates tearing up tyres.

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Levi Clarke hitting the clipping point.

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Shane Van Gisbergen in the Drift Syndicate Commodore

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Norwegian Fredric Aasbo on track in Sydney

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Now after a long day and a late night with both World Time Attack Challenge and Formula Drift qualifying, I was struggling a bit to get creative during Sunday’s running. Since I got to the track really early on Sunday, probably a rookie mistake from not shooting a whole lot of drifting before, I actually ended up leaving before top 16 shoot out was completed as I knew that the way the sun was moving and the way the track was laid out, it would just lead to harsh shadows in all the wrong places. Here’s a few shots I collected during the morning’s runs.

Here’s two shots Mad Mike doing his thing.

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney
Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Scott Schembri putting on a show for the fans.

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Another shot of Shane Van Gisbergen on a charge.

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

Now here’s a collection of shots of the battle action from the morning. It was a bit of a challenge to pull off panning shots and getting 2 cars sharp, I’ll need to chat to the drivers about going the same speed for next time. But happy with the shots I got showing how close the action was between the duelling drivers.

Formula Drift Asia in Sydney
Formula Drift Asia in Sydney
Formula Drift Asia in Sydney
Formula Drift Asia in Sydney

That’s it for my favourite photos from Formula Drift Asia in Sydney. Drivers looking for photos for personal use can purchase my photos from my store here: http://store.vandersyde.com/Sports/Motorsports/Formula-Drift-Asia. Publications, Sponsors or anyone looking for photos for commercial purposes please get in touch via my contact me page. If you missed my World Time Attack Challenge photos click here.

As mentioned previously the Mad Month of Motorsport continues, with the V8 Supercars on the Gold Coast next weekend. Keep an eye on my social media and blog – TwitterFacebook or Google+ for all those updates.