I had a sunday arvo free and whilst the girls attended church I thought I would attend my ahem...church of sorts and take my camera along for some practice.
|Photo from https://luddenhamraceway.com/about-us/|
The track is a little off the beaten path but arriving I noticed they had a go-kart circuit and paint ball facility to go along with the new 1.4km undulating circuit. The track itself is situated on the side of a hill and has 22m of elevation change.
The track is fenced off from the public with a gate with electronic swipe card access. Damn it, I'll have to attend reception to see if I can enter. So off I go with camera in hand and I have to sign in for a pass/swipe card, fluro vest and $5 lighter in the hip pocket for spectating. Once inside the circuit it was time to scout out some photo locations. There is a rather small spectator area with seating but it sit's right behind a huge mesh fence, not very conducive of photography.
I had to laugh as Maria the receptionist radioed through to one of the track marshall's to show the 'photographer' through. If only they knew.....
Today's event was a Bernie Hatton Top Rider school. Bernie pictured below.
|Shawn Giles - Aussie Superbike champion|
The circuit looks quite interesting and challenging with its various curves up and down over the hills although it does look a little short, but I bet its still a hoot to ride.
Here is a collage of photo's I put together of ex Aussie Superbike Champion Shawn Giles sliding the new GSXR thou out onto the main straight then into a wheelie, youtube has compressed it so it's not as sharp as the photos I took.