Strange day on Saturday. The decision was taken not to cover the karts, Clubmans or the Formula Ford races as other priorities presented themselves during the day and we felt that the prioity had to go to the CNC Sport and Saloon Championship and the Khumo BMW Challengers. We had a great day relaxing and moving around the circuit. We managed to move to Knickerbrook, Old Hall and Brittens. The brief was to try some low shutter stuff.
Sunday brought a different day motor racing wise. A look through the calendar on the Saturday, we duly found a meet the next day at the hill climb venue near Leeds, Harewood Hill. The event organised by the BARC brought quite a variety of machinery. The highlight was a rather nice Aston Martin DBR1 replica.
Our next instalment was a surprise. To be invited to the 40th anniversary of Williams was a joy. Plenty to see and do for all the family. With a perfectly timed pit walk minor race drivers were spotted in the Silverstone garages. Nico Rosberg, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Alexander W, Mark Webber, Claire Williams and even Frank himself made an appearance.
Yet more rally action was had at the weekend. Once again this was an opportunity to get the camera out and test it against the elements. The Three Sisters Circuit provided the backdrop for what was an interesting day. All the images are available as prints and can be emailed across from media purposes.
All images snapped from Old Hall. Massive crowd as normal. Most of the action takes place at Old Hall or Cascades on a Sunday so the decision was made early on to set a pitch and settle in for a great days racing. Moving slightly further down from "the tree" allowed us to capture trains of cars on the exit and give us time to react if anything untoward was to happen. Enjoy the images. As always, images are subject to editing before final submission.
The first of two meets featuring the Fun Cup for VW Golf powered Beetles. To add spice to the day, the XR Championship attended with the usual Fiesta and Escort models with an added grid of Puma race cars. The Formula Fords were in action once more and finally, the Ferrari Owners Club attended with their Classic series. For the first time, the series allowed F355 Challenge cars into the mix to compete with the trusty 308s, Dinos and Mondials.
At last! First race meet of the year at Oulton Park. The BARC came along with come great machinery. BARC Clios, 2CVs, Lancaster Insurance MG Championship, Junior Touring Car Championship, MAX5s. Some great racing that was close but fair. Most images straight off the camera so all images are copyright dwmotorsportphotography.com and are subject to slight editing before submission.
The curtain falls on another great motorsport season. To finish off, it was time for a quick run to Oulton to catch the last meeting of the season, the Neil Howard Memorial Rally organised by the Bolton Le Moors Car Club. With the introduction of a gravel section the event continued to grow.
All the images from the last two rounds of the CNC Race Heads Sports and Saloon Championship are included here. Also, images were taken of the Clubmans and the Tricolour Championship on the day. Just for good measure and to finish off the day, we thought we would try some Super Kart action. All images are available to the media, drivers, teams etc. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. All images are subject to editing before submission.
Other than the racing, the Classic puts on some great demonstrations. This year the crowd was treated to some famous F1 cars that were originally campaigned by the likes of Senna, Piquet, and Schumacher. Also, the 90s GT legends made an appearance. We caught a great shot of Mark Sumpter pushing his Porsche GT1 to the limit. To top things off, there were also drag racing demos to be had.
The highlight of the weekend was the ability to capture two FIA F1 Masters races at close quarters. In the dry we decided that we wanted some action so made our way to Village and the Loop. We were not disappointed as there were some great overtaking moves into the tight apex. On the Sunday, the wet conditions meant protection was required. We decided that the platform at the end of the F1 pit lane could be the ideal place.
The 2015 British Touring Car Championship is go! This year we have a driver to follow through the year. Returning this year for a second season is Aiden Moffat who will pilot a Merc A Class along side Adam Morgan. It was our duty to attend the media day and cover the activities of all drivers.
Here we have the images from all the qualification and day races. The night images were a little too dark for inclusion so will appear in a separate gallery. All images are displayed and give an indication on what we have to offer. All images are available to the media and teams etc. for promotional activities.
The PDA Porsche Championship qualifying and race from Saturday have been captured here. We tried a few different things at the Crainer Curves and the Old Hairpin during the race. We also managed to get to the Esses and on the start and finish during qualifying. All images are available to the media.
This is the first image gallery from the BRSCC meeting at Anglesey on the 10th and 11th August 2014. Here we have all the BRSCC PDA Porsche Boxster and 924 images captured over the weekend. As always, these images can be subject to slight editing before submission and a DW watermark if going in to a media publication.
This was the championship to watch this weekend. With twenty cars on the grid driven by young teenagers, fireworks were expected. Again, this was another championship that suffered with wet and dry conditions throughout. We caught many incidents in the wet and a few close moments in the dry race on Sunday.
The Clio Championship is growing slowly. They are a way off the hay days of the 200 cup version but I am sure they will reach the milestone by the start of next season's racing. Once again, the Clios had a mixed weekend with racing in the wet and the dry and a mixed qualifying. Race one started on Saturday with a competitor in the barrier and one spinning in front of us.
These are all the images from rounds one and two of the British GT Championship in 2014. This event was held at Oulton Park on the 21/04/14. It includes all the support race images from the VW Racing Cup, V8s, Track Day Trophy and the Darlington and District Sports and Saloons races. All images are subject to editing before submission.
These are all the images from an excellent BTCC test and Media Day at Donington Park. The day wasn't the best weather wise but we still managed to walk the full length of the track! We did have two stop off though at vacant marshall posts. A full report is in the latest news part of the web site.
Track circuit racing starts here for 2014! We found out about this trackday from the internet forums and decided to attend. It was great to see a great mix of track day weapons. We had everything from a Porsche 996 Turbo to a 40 year old Rover on track. The aim of the day was to "get back into the swing of things" and make sure everything was working for the 2014 season. All images within the gallery are unedited and are of a low res quality. Final images will be edited and supplied in a better quality. AS STIPULATED BEFORE, ALL IMAGES ARE FREE FROM THIS GALLERY. IF ANY OF THESE IMAGES ARE OF INTEREST, DROP US AN EMAIL AND WE CAN SEND THEM. IT IS EASIER TO VIEW THE IMAGES ON THE WEBSITE RATHER THAN ON FACEBOOK. OTHER IMAGES FROM THE DAY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON FACEBOOK. SORRY FOR THE MIX UP. ALSO PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH, OR WISH TO BE ASSCOIATED WITH MSV. For other images of the day, look at the MSV Trackdays website. Thanks.
That was an excellent end to the 2013 Oulton Park season. Working on a freelance basis we have decided that we are going to help out the North West Air Ambulance. If any purchases are made from the day, 100% goes to the Air Ambulance. The time scale will be from 24/11/13 to 30/12/13. All our way of saying thanks for a great 2013! Bring on 2014!
This is the last race meeting at Donington Park for 2013. We can't belive how quick the season has passed. This was our last chance to get some shots that we had not tried before. We managed to get the car within the outer circuit road network which helped on a cold, wet, blustery day. We went to the usual areas, Redgate, Hollywood, Crainers, Roberts and the start and finish. We also ventured up to Coppice and McLeans. Once again, the circuit of choice was the national circuit.
This time it was Donington's turn to turn off the lights on their BRSCC Championship races. What a great way to spend a damp Sunday. We did rather well with only one serious down pour that stopped the races. The karters were disappointed as they wanted to race in the awfull conditions. Some were also planning running on slicks!!! As for us photographers, it was time to take some shelter in a vacant garage and dry our equipment. The problems experienced with the 40d seemed to be sorted now it has dried. The day allowed us to cover the usual spots. Once again, the National Circuit was the circuit choice so we ventured to the Crainer Curves, Redgate, Hollywood, Roberts and the start and finish straight. Thanks once again Donington for a great 2013 and we can't wait for the new season in 2014!
We had some great racing today from the BRSCC Formula Ford boys today. Once again, the race meeting generated many an incident with the most notable a coming together at Cascades for two of the pre 89 racers. The post 90 racers also had a great day despite smaller numbers. The racing was so close in the final laps that we thought we were going to have contact out of Old Hall. Images from the day were snapped from Lodge, Old Hall, Cascades and Knickerbrook. Thankyou for the great Formula Ford racing this year-can't wait until next year.
What a great couple of races to end the day! Unlike the Ginettas, the VWs are a lot larger in mass so when they slid, crashed the results were more dramatic. In these races we also had a red flag in the first and an exciting final race which resulted in a number of cars loosing it at the Esses.
This is the first gallery from Donington Park when the British GT Championship, Ginetta GT5 and ARP VW Cup entertained. This particular gallery includes all the Ginetta images. On the day, the GT5 Challenge should of had three races. As it turned out, the first and third races were red flagged and the third race was scrapped altogether. A full grid was in attendance with a mixture of G28 and G40s on show. The plan was to move around but with the short races we managed to use Redgate and the Esses. What we had of the Ginettas did not disappoint with many spins and excursions through the gravel.
What an end to the 2013 BARC races at Oulton Park. The variety of machinery on show was the start with karts, saloons and GT cars all competing. We moved around a lot on the event. We attended Old Hall, Druids, Avenue, Dentons, Cascades and Brittens. The light in the morning was a challenge but it allowed us to play with different exposures. Condolances to Ric Wood as he damaged his DTM in a big way at Hill Top. Glad to hear Ric got out of the car un-injured.
As the title really. These are the images gathered during the morning qualifying sessions for the MG Car Club races. They were taken from Lodge Corner which provides four shots. From this position, front, rear, side and and the classic Oulton Park Lodge shot can be achieved. Images were also attained from Druids, Old Hall, Cascades and Knickerbrook. They were action packed sessions but the events were in other areas like Island Bend and Brittens when oil was split and three cars had moments.
These are the images from qualifying, race one and two of the PCGB Championship. They were taken from the inside and outside of Cascades, Knickerbrook, Old Hall, Lodge and Dears Leap. Congrats to Team Hartech with two more wins for Tom Bradshaw. Also congrats to Stuart Ings with a third position in Class 2 in race two and Marcus for coming third in race one after the stewards sorted out the results.
Wow! Vulcan! Lets get that out of the way. What joy to see such an iconic plane at such close quarters. We got some cracking shots but wished it would of banked a little. We often see aircraft on a race weekend as Oulton Park is a visual refernece point for avaiation. Back to the racing. This event presented by the BRSCC included the Porsche PDA Championship, Super and Mighty Minis, Northen Formula Ford Championships and the Scottish Ford Fiesta Championships. All championships produced entertainment in its own way with many spins, contacts and slides. The Fiestas also produced a three wheel version.
Monday brought another great day of historic entertainment. With a full day of racing it was an early start so too arrive on track in time for the first race of the day. After walking the full circuit on the Sunday we decided to concentrate our efforts from Lodge, Old Hall, Cascades and Knickerbrook. We also had an hour on the rally track to give a little variety. Monday races included Historic Formula Ford and 2000s, Historic Touring Cars, Classic Racing Cars, 500cc, Classic Clubmans, 1950s Sports Cars. We also had repeats from the Touring Car Trophy, Derek Bell Trophy, and the Martini Trophy.
What a way to start the weekend! Full accreditation for the Oulton Park Gold Cup presented by MSV and the HSCC. Images taken on the day come from all around Oulton Park-yes, we walked the whole of the 2.69 miles! As always on the Sunday, track activity commenced in the afternoon allowing for a plan to be devised for the next two days and an opportunity to really get in the paddock and try and get some images of the cars getting worked on etc. The racing was action packed. We had races from the Jaguar E Type Challenge, both Historic Formula Junior categories, 70s Road Sports, Super Touring Car Trophy, Martini Trophy, Historic Road Sports, Pre 66 Sports Cars, Guards Trophy for GTs and to finish off the day, qualifying for the Derek Bell F5000/F2 races. Full report and Monday Images to come.
For the second motorsport weekend in succession we tried something different. This weekend it was a quick run to Oulton Park for the British Super Bikes. We managed a full day on the Saturday which saw qualifying and race one in the superbikes and other championships. We took our time moving around the circuit grabbing images from Knickerbrook, Brittens, Druids and Clay Hill. Full report in the news section. Enjoy-we did.
With bikes on at Oulton Park and Donington Park we had a free weekend. During the week a collegue piped up he wanted to buy a kart and that racing was on at Three Sisters in Wigan. We haven't covered karting and to be honest, don't know much about it. So we went down to see what was what. We were surprised...
That was an interesting day. Very unconventional racing-infact it the events were more like a sprint. Some interesting cars on display aswell as on the track. Some very close racing from the Civic Championship and some very exciting sprinting from the time attack racers. Highlights have to be the F1 cars even though we only got an out, fastish and in laps on two occasions.
This gallery includes the new for this year Formula 4 and various Radical championships. If you are into Radicals the day was for you. They brought all models including the new SR1 championship with Chris Hoy participating. Mayhem was the order of the day with many incidents. Full report on the way in the news section.
This is it-all the images from our first accredited BTCC round at our home circuit of Oulton Park. This gallery includes the BTCC boys having fun in free practice one and two, qualifying and then races one to three. Congrats to Jason Plato and Andrew Jordon on their wins. The support championships will be along later today.
What cracking racing with some priceless machinery on show. Although we were down at Donington Park to cover the Porsche Club Championships for Hartech Racing, we thought it would be rude not to have a look at what else was on offer. Were not disappointed! With large varied grids, the racing was action packed. We couldn't pick a favourite-they were so exciting to watch.
This is a quick gallery of race 2 and the post race interviews and awards ceromony. Well done to all the Hartech Racing drivers, Tom Bradshaw, winner, Marcus Carniel, Stuart Ings and Gary Marsh. Thanks to Hartech Racing and the drivers for letting dwmotorsportphotography.com display our logo on the doors of the cars. Qualifying and race one highlights are due in the next 24 hours.
This is the second installment from Oulton Park from the Bank Holiday. The day included the Kumho BMWs, Sax Max, CNC Sports and Saloons and loads of Caterhams. The races in the morning were dry then the rain came in the afternoon. We left after the Sax Max race due to the weather. We managed to take a images from Old Hall, Lodge and got some very clear shots from Cascades.
The images taken on this day were captured from Old Hall, Lodge and Brittens. We tried a few new angles and are quite pleased with the results. We also tried some low shutter images from the outside of Old Hall and Dentons. During a break from the action we were asked to capture some images of a Ferrari Dino which we enjoyed very much. We didn't get in the paddock but will be returning on Monday for more fun and games with the BARC boys and girls.
Well, we got there! After taking four days to go through 5000 images we have managed to get it down just under 2000! With full accreditation thanks to Donington Park and Welch Motorsport the day was busy. With the usual support package on display, action was a plenty. The BTCC boys put on a great show with better than normal driving standards. Over the two days we gained images from Redgate, the Old Hairpin, Crainers, Richards and Hollywood. We created a few new images and took many Donington traditional images. It was great to get up and personal in the pit lane and on the grid walk with the cars and drivers.
This was the first of two visits this year for the Fun Cup Beetles. The battles were fierce with plenty of action and close racing. Supporting the Fun Cup were the Northwest Formula Ford Pre 89 and Post 90 championships with two races each. Also in attendance were the representatives of the Advantage Motorsport XR Challenge. The congratualtions must go to Mr Tom Bradshaw for winning both Post 89 Formula Ford races in such dominating fashion. Great to see the old Fromula Ford out Tom. The XR race was a rather sollum affair for the championship-I think the most indicent we saw was a few of the XR2s running wide at Old Hall. The day gave us the opportunity to visit the grand stand at Lodge and investiage what type of shot could be achieved. We have enclosed a few images taken looking up the track towards Druids and down Dear Leap. One thing that we noted was how underlating the back straight is and how steep Dear Leap was. We were going to have a look at the stand at Old Hall but it was closed off. We also found that the top of Lodge was also closed. We will be back at Oulton Park in May. Where to next;-Donington Park-20/21 April 2013-Touring Cars with accreditation.
The Motors TV Race Day at Donington is the first accreditated event of 2013 working with the Porsche Club and and Hartech Racing. With perfect weather and an interesting mix of championships in attendance the day panned out well. It also allowed us work with the circuit conditions ready for the BTCC in two weeks time. We had the Clubmans Cup, Kumho BMW, 2CV and MG endurance races to pleasure us. Many spins were captured with clean sharp images. We have had images published on the Porsche GB Club Facebook pages and are awaiting for the Hartech Blog to be updated. It will be back to Oulton Park this weekend for the Fun Cup and BRSCC North West Formula Ford races. Also racing should be the XR Challenge.
This is the second incarnation of the British GT Championship races at Oulton Park. This was the day of the races. We were blessed with two fantastic one hour races that generated many thrills and spills. We decided that due to the busy nature of the day, it would be best to position ourselves at Lodge and Brittens. We managed to capture some excellent images which involved spins, crashes and close racing. The days supports changed from the Ginetta GT5 Challenge to the VW Cup, MSV F3, and the Darlington and District Sports and Saloons. The gallery includes some excellent black and white pictures that seem to work despite the cars been modern. Our next meeting is the Motors TV Race Day at Donington Park on the 5/4/13.
After what was a long close season, the Oulton Park season kicked off in great style with the British GT champioship and supports. We have gone a little mad with over 1300 images available! We will cut it down for the Bank Holiday Monday meeting. The day allowed us to get back in the swing of things and try a few ideas we have developed over the winter. These images were taken on the Saturday when the British GTs had two one hour practice sessions and one hour qualifiying. We tried different angles and tried some artitistic images. Comments are always welcome-just use the contact form. The Saturday also accomodated the Ginetta GT5 Challenge that had three races-two with first corner crashes. The Darlington and District Motor Club also attended with their Sport and Saloon Championship. This brought a great mix of vehicles with may cocking a wheel at Cascades. The day was dominated by the GTs. Images of the GTs were taken from Old Hall, Druids, Brittens, Lodge and in the pits. We must say that it was great to meet up with so many friends at the circuit. Lets hope that 2013 is a cracker! The next images will be downloaded Monday night after the races. Danny
This was a bonus test session before the start of the 2013 season comences in two weeks at Oulton Park. The afternoon was perfect weather wise with a nice dry track allowing the teams to get many banker laps in before the forcoming Clio, Ginetta Junior and British GT Championships start later this month. See the latest news section for more information.
Bit of a strange day was had on Saturday. Got some strange phone calls that required investigation. This gallery is posted up to show what dwmotorsportphotography.com offer in the form of services. For some odd reason, the payment system is now working. If you are interested in any of the images on the site drop us a line. Anyway, the day started early. We arrived just as the duck and drakes were in action. The day was very busy with an excellent variety of track day weapon on show. The day had everything from a special Astra Max van to a Porsche 997 GT3 RS-what a sound as it blasted past down Avenue and Dentons. If you are out for another trackday, or race team and need a photographer for free which is acceptable, drop us an e-mail. Anyway, back to the day. The day was perfect with great weather. We think we went away with our first Oulton Sun Tan of the year! As the day was so nice, we ventured out in the depths of the circuit and started at Brittens. We caught some great shots of the cars jumping the kerbing and oversteering under acceleration out of the chicane. From there we tried some arty stuff at the crest which needs a bit of work to perfect. Then we spent a good hour at Knickerbrook with other photographers which have websites. On way back to the infield we took some pics from the hill near the bridge but unless the day is wet, the image is a little sadate. Next it was time to look at Druids and found that the fence has moved back from the track. This meant that some of the images taken were the crest is were binned as the barrier covered the car. After lunch, we ventured to Lodge but with the bridge closed all the images were snapped from the inside of the track. We did manage some shots from different angles and will use them during the race season. To finish we went down to Old Hall and were very impressed with the speed of the cars through the corner. It was a great day to meet so many friendly drivers who were also up for a chat. The standard of driving was spot on with not many red flags. We did manage to catch a few spins and slides which brightened up the day further. It was great to catch up with Matt who gave me a few tips on photography. Cheers Matt-see you on the 23rd March. I may well be on the other side if someone hires me for free! Dan
2013 is GO! This is the first track based gallery of the year. As it was Feb, it was damp all day without a dry line appearing. We must say though, the standard of driving was exceptional. I think we only had two red flags all day-although the second resulted in a Megan 225 losing its near side front corner. If the rest of the year is like today bring it on!
This was one weekend we were looking forward to. The Alfa Romeo, BOSS, Forumla Jedi, and NW Formula Ford championships were out in force. The highlight of the day had to be the Formula 3 500cc Association races. They turned out in force and great sportsmanship was demonstrated. We are now getting near to the end of 2012. We have three galleries left for downloading.
This is the first of two galleries for the Oulton Park Gold Cup. The Saturday practice was quite a wet affair which made for some interesting shots. Having Saturday, Sunday and Monday to get round the circuit meant that over 2000 images were taken. The other gallery will be along a little later.
Highlights of the day at Oulton Park on this occasion included the Arrow Park Saloons which seemed to cater for ex-BTCC supporting championships, and Production GTI Championship for VW Golfs. Supporting these championships were the NW Formula Fords, Sports 2000 Duratecs and the XR Challenge. A great day was had with pictures captured at Lodge and Old Hall perdominatly. The lighting on the day was perfect with many an image requiring little or no editing. We were especially surprised with Formula Ford images.
This was the second week in succession that MSV brought their championships to Oulton Park. The day was dominated by Lotus cars doing battle in Lotus on Track and Lotus UK Cup Championship. Also attending was the Radical UK and Clubmans Cup. To conclude an excellent days racing the UK Mini Challenge attended.
With MSV, the owners of Oulton Park, Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Snetterton, taking control of some race series again for 2012, the day did not disappoint. This is the first of the MSVR meetings in successive weeks at Oulton. The first installment brought action from the GT Cup, Monoposto Championship, Project 8 Racing, VW Golf GTI Championship and finally the Production BMW Championship. With only half a day available, all the images were taken from Old Hall. We managed to capture some great action shots and incidents.
This was a day like no other. Smart Racing-what a blast!! To be honest, we all thought they would all topple onto their roofs on the first corner! It was a right laugh watching the wheels cock at Old Hall. After the laughs with the Smarts, it was time to get serious with Britcar Production. This is the ideal series for ex production saloons. Many of the cars previously raced in BTCC supports and the BTCC it self. After the Production races it was time for the big GT cars. This series also features a number of GT cars that have left the British GT Championship. It is great place to see ex GTC cars still doing battle and putting on a good show. The 4 hour GT race was epic that allowed us to see the cars at various parts of the circuit. Can't wait to see Britcar again in 2013.
Some cracking shots from various parts of Oulton Park. Some are new some are traditional. A great day was had by all. Congrats to Gordon Sheddon for clinching the 2012 drivers title. Congrats also need to be given to Andrew Jordan and Team Pirteck for clinching the independants championship. The BTCC looks like it is going to be very strong next year with Team Hard entering upto four cars. We also think we could see a few WTCC championship drivers return to the British domestic championship. Maybe STR and Tom Boardman will return-heres hoping. Looking forward to 2013!!
All the images were taken at Old Hall and Druids. The weather was awfull!! It didn't stop raining all day. Many of the cars had trouble staying on the black stuff. After speaking with some of the drivers after the sessions many decided to call it a day early as the data recovered was useless. The supports included the Renualt Clio Cup, Ginettta GT Supercup and the Porsche Carerra Cup.
This was dull dark day at Oulton Park. Forgetting the weather, the day was one of the club highlights of the year. We were lucky this year to have the Scottish Mini Championship and the Scottish Sports Car and Saloon Car Championship attend south of the border for the first time. These championships supported the UK Porsche Club Championship and the BRSCC North West Formula Ford Championships once more. To top an excellent day, the Scotish Legends arrived for action. The highlight of the day has to be the Legends with some very close action and many a spin at corners on the circuit. We managed to move around a little on this meeting. We took images from Knicker Brook, Druids, Brittens, and Old Hall. We managed to capture quite few incidents in Legends and Minis. Danny
This was one great mixture of motorsport. The cars spanned 60 years or more in time. We were treated to some excellent racing from the MG Owners Club. We watched the qualifying from the pit lane so couldn't take pictures. For the race we moved to druids and saw a two MG ZRs come together. The usual variety of MG models were on display with everything from a 40 year old MGB to a more up to date ZS. Next we were treated to more kart action. As the super karts visited earlier in the year, we decided to watch the competitors. The CNC Championship returned to Oulton for another round. This is great championship as you just don't know what you are going to get. We caught Ric Wood flaming on the entry to Druids which made for a great pic. The Honda VTEC Championship was great to watch with many Honda models on racing. The highlight has to be the Civics. The Cheveron GR8/Crossle Championship returned however it lacked GR8s. This needs to be addressed as a lot of the GR8s have moved onto other championships like the GT Cup and British GT. We managed to move about a bit-so pictures were taken from Druids and Old Hall.
This was a surprise. The racing was competative and close with some very good action. It was a lazy day as all the pictures were taken from Old Hall but is proved the ideal spot with many a driver running wide onto the greencrete. The AMOC races included the well surported GT4 Challenge, Intermarque Championship, Equip GTS championship and finally the Ferrari Classic races. With Aston Martin celerbrating 100 years this year, the races were well represented. The intermarque championship was the pick of the day due to its large varied grid. The picture of the day was either the 888 GT4 Vantage running wide at Old Hall or the Peugeot flying through the first corner on three wheels. We will have to see how things change in 2013.
This was a day that was dominated by Catherham racing. The championships brought very strong grids that meant very close racing action. It was a half day for dwmotorsportphotography due to other motorsport commitments but it was worth the trip out. All the pictures were taken from Old Hall as there wasn't much time to move around. The day was topped off by the BRSCC bringing its North West Formula Ford Championsips. Neil Winn had a good day. Overall we tried to look at playing with shutter speeds to get another angle.
This was the first major meeting of 2012 at Oulton Park. With an very wet practice day it made for dramatic pictures of water roosters spraying out of the back of all cars. The F3 cars were flying despite the conditions and the GTs were making their mark by posting good times around the full International Circuit. The Sunday and the Monday were a lot dryer with the track bone dry on the Sunday. The grass was still sarurated which made drivers spin. With a strong grid in the GTs and famous names in the F3 the weekend did not disappoint. The supports were very entertaining. Many a GT5 Ginetta had moments which some are available within the gallery. The VW drivers drove very cautiously. With 2013 looking like another great year. The GTs are going from strength to strength and the F3s should be OK in these recessionary times. It will be interesting to see how Mr Blundell goes in the United Autosports Maclaren.
The first meeting from the BRSCC at Oulton Park in 2012 included the Northwest Formula Ford Championships, Porsche Boxster Championship, Ford XR Challenge, Minis and Super Karts. The images are not the strongest from the year as it is difficult to move around with a dodgy ankle! The karts were the highlight for me. They are the fastest thing to go around the full International Oulton Park circuit.
This is when the fun starts! This is the first "proper" club meet at Oulton Park in 2012. The day was great being unusually warm. The day included the Mighty Minis, Mini Migula, Intersteps Championship and the CNC Race Saloons and Sports Car Championships. The Mini's didn't disappoint with many having close clean races. The intersteps were great to watch regardless of a smallish grid. The CNC Championship was fantastic with a grid of nearly 30 cars. The CNC Championship has to be one of the best club championships in the UK. We can't think of any other series where you can turn up with a modified Ford XR2i and share the same grid with an ex Opal Astra from the DTM Championship. We have looked at a number of the images and decided once again we would try some black and white images.
These were the first races at Oulton Park to perform in 2012. Many manufacturers were represented including Ford, Mini, Mustang and BMW in the touring car races. The GT races included marques such as Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Cheveron. The noise and smell of the GT engines was amazing. It was great to be transferred back in time for a day. Highlights included the many Cheveron and Lolas on show as well as rare touring cars from Ford and BMW. The day was a great way to gather the information for the rest of season as many of the races were an hour or more in duration. We managed to take images from various places such as Druids, Old Hall, Clay Hill, Brittens, Lodge and Knickerbrook. A welcome addition this year was a rally car demonstration, even if it was a little brief. We have had a play with a few images and turned a few into black and white. We are unsure of the results but we will see what people think in the coming week.
This is the F3 gallery from the final rounds of the 2012 British Formula 3 season. Congratulations to Jack Harvey for winning the accolade-all the best for 2013. Since these images were taken, British F3 has gone through a tough 2013. The championship for this year has been scaled down to just four rounds. More information is coming in soon in the latest images section of the site.
Fantastic Supercars battling out for glory! What a day! The British GT Championship really is the world leader in domestic GT racing! 2013 is looking very strong with Fortec entering two Merc GT3 SLS models, team Optimum returning with two BMW Z4s and Joe Osbourne. GT4 looks strong too with Mazda selling there MX5s and Toyota returning with the GT86. Regular GT4 teams are expected like Lotus and Ginetta. Bring on 2013 at Oulton Park!
This was one of the highlights of 2012. What a bonus having the FIA GT1s on with british GT, F3 and supports. What an opportunity to be able to get so close to such machinery. Although the FIA GT Championship runs as the GT1 Championship, the cars run to GT3 spec. They sounded amazing with very close racing. The championship run with a few teams absent but the ones that attended put on a great show. Shame it has been cancelled as an FIA event for 2013 due to a lack of manufacturer interest.
This is potentially the first gallery of 2013! Having media credentials allowed for attendance on the Thursday press day. What a cracking day! 2013 is looking strong with many highlights. From conversing with various teams, race organisations, drivers and championships, 2013 looks like it is going to be split between Oulton Park, Silverstone and Donington. Season passes have been purchased, media credentials are in order-bring on 2013.