Wednesday, 10 August 2011

10 on the 10th–10 photos from the British Superbikes at Brands Hatch


We woke up to a rainy morning, but still decided to set off on the bike to Brands hatch Motor Racing Circuit in Kent to watch the British Superbikes racing.  We parked next to just a few other bikes!  (In fact, there were far less bikes than there used to be 25 or 30 years ago)

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First stop was the motorbike BMX!  Team Bolddog do fantastic BMX style tricks on motorbikes!  Very exciting to watch!  But… unfortunately, one of them crashed, which was very unlucky for 2 members of the crowd who happened to be standing in the wrong place!  Hope they are OK

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Paddock Hill Bend is a great place to watch the bikes!  It’s the first bend after the start line.

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Which leads into Hailwood Hill after which is the hairpin Druid’s Bend.  This is a 125cc race, some of the competitors are only 14 or 15!

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Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne won the first BSB race, and here he is on the podium.  Sorry about the chain fence!

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The start of the British Supersport race.  Sadly this was restarted after a nasty crash, and then there was another serious crash in the restarted race.  (Secretly we all like to see them crash!  Best if they are not hurt badly though!)

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All around the track are stalls selling all sorts of motorbike accoutrements, all with very loud logos of course!

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And then it started raining!

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This is the final bend Clark Curve, right after Clearways.

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A great view looking back towards the start of the last BSB race.

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Photographing Mom said...

Wow! Looks like an awesome time!!

Anonymous said...

Looks exciting! DH and I like to watch the F1 Grand Prix. Thanks for the comment on my blog :)
Irene x

Alison said...

Great photos, Linda!
Alison xx

Queenie said...

My hubby would be in heaven seeing all this!!
Beautiful pictures.

Chicken Licken said...

Wow great fun! We had a petrol head day on 10th too!

Shari said...

What a fabby day Linda - great photos (as always). Shame about the rain, but lots of blue skies there as well :)

Helen said...

You really captured the day here!

Linda said...

Thanks so much Helen! I always try to capture the essence of the day, and am so glad you think I have achieved that!

alexa said...

It's not been a sport that has ever interested me, but your photos could get me there! Stunningly sharp.

Gem's Crafts said...

What really fab photos! It looks like you had a really great day :)