Bathurst 12 Hour 2016
G’day! 2016 has kicked off with a bang! My first event of the year being Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour at Mt Panorama.
It’s always great to kick of the new season at Mt Panorama, particularly with such a great international event like the 12 Hour. This year was much bigger than previous years, with the event continuing to grow exponentially. I can’t wait to see how much bigger it is next year.
Being the first event of the year it took a little bit to get the eye back in and come to grips with some of the new gear, check out this post to find out more about that. Normally I’d try to photograph something else before the first big event of the year, but the mountain biking event I normally shoot was rained out. However after Friday morning’s practice sessions I was right back into it.
Race day was an early start, getting up at 3:30am to be at the track by 4:30am, after a small caffeine hit in the media center I headed straight up to the top of the mountain to get the awesome sunrise shots. I don’t think we left the track until after 8:30pm, but it was all worth it. It was another great race and I’ve got plenty (probably too many) photos from it.
Here’s a couple of the articles I put either together or had photos published in during the Bathurst 12 Hour. Make sure you go and check those out.
- The Motor Report – Nissan Aiming for Back to Back wins – http://www.themotorreport.com.au/62882/nissan-aiming-for-back-to-back-wins-at-2016-bathurst-12-hour (Photos & Article)
- The Motor Report – Bathurst 12 Hour Preview – http://www.themotorreport.com.au/62936/bathurst-12-hour-preview-5-7-february-2016 (Photos & Article)
- The Motor Report – Bathurst 12 Hour 2016 – http://www.themotorreport.com.au/62981/bathurst-12-hour-2016-tekno-autosports-mclaren-holds-off-fast-finishing-nissan (Photos Only)
- Got Lost! – Guide to Traveling to the Bathurst 12 Hour – http://gotlost.info/2016/01/guide-to-traveling-to-mt-panorama-for-the-bathurst-12-hour/ (Photos & Article)
Setup and Media Day
Sunday Race Day
Well that’s it for me from the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour for 2016. I’m on the road again in a few weeks, for the start of the V8 Supercars season in Adelaide. If you’d like to follow along for all my latest photos and articles. Make sure you keep an eye on my social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Google+.