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Rebellion Racing #3 - 24H du Mans 2019

My first Le Mans 24H! What an experience! Such a blast! Lots of cars with a fabulous sound, a raging race (thanks to the GTE Pro), I am in love!

Once again, the fences were quite the challenge, that I could partly overcome using the space for the pro photographers, some optical tricks and a bit of gym. I really hope I’ll get an accreditation soon…

Can’t wait for next year to be there!

Go to the 2019 Le Mans 24H gallery!

A short post to ping you, dear reader, about the new portfolio entry I’ve created, dedicated to motorsport: DTM – Hungaroring 2016.

DTM bits - BMW M4 DTM. Hungaroring, Hungary, 2016.

 BMW M4 DTM. Hungaroring, Hungary, 2016

As a big fan of motorsport, of any kind, be single seaters, prototypes, GTs or touring cars, I try to assist to at least a race per year. This year I went to the Hungaroring, Hungary’s Formula 1 track, to assist to the DTM dual header.

The DTM, for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, is the leading Touring Cars championship in Germany, and one of the most famous worldwide. It also happens to be one of my favourite series ever, since its rebirth in the 2000’s. It features some V8, 460 HP monsters from Mercedes AMG, Audi Sport & BMW Motorsport. I managed to get close to those fabulous cars during the parc fermé, where the cars are inspected just after the race. Unfortunately, the race has been dominated by Audi and BMW, and as the cars are parked according to their finishing orders, the Mercedes were less visible. But it’s OK, it’s still a treat for the eyes 🙂

This is a big plus for the series, which allows the public to get much closer to the cars and the pilots (I think I’ve met all of them) than Formula 1 does. It makes the full week-end much more eventful… and pleasant too.

DTM bits - Audi RS5 DTM. Hungaroring, Hungary, 2016.

Audi RS5 DTM. Hungaroring, Hungary, 2016.

As I was quite close to the cars I decided to go and shoot bits of them, taking portraits and show their bestial side. It was such an unconventional arrangement of racing cars, I had to take advantage of it, and tried to find a different angle to take their photograph. I can’t see another way to give those cars the hommage they deserve.

Find out the full portfolio with 12 car portraits and bits by clicking this link.

DTM – Hungaroring 2016


Motorsports have been a passion for me since I was a small kid. From Formula 1 to Le Mans, be it single seaters, prototypes, GTs or touring cars, I enjoy all kinds of racing on circuits. I’m lucky enough to have relatives living close to the Hungaroring, Hungary’s Formula 1 track. This way, I’m able to attend races events every year. In 2016, it has been the DTM, the famous German Touring Cars championships. It’s been one of my favourite series since its rebirth in the start of the 2000’s, and I’ve very happy I’ve been able to get close to the cars.

I’ve shot some car bits during the parc fermé, where the cars are parked together for inspection just after the race. The first race was dominated by Audi’s RS5 DTM and BMW’s M4 DTM, Mercedes’ C63 AMG DTM being slower on this track. That’s why, also there are only a few bits of Mercedes cars: they are parked according to their finishing order, all the Mercedes are behind!

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Prints


All those photos are available as original, signed prints in limited editions! Go to the shop or contact me for more information.

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