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Greens, Reds and Physics by Andrew-and-Seven Greens, Reds and Physics by Andrew-and-Seven
Taken at Oulton Park during the British Superbike Championship this year. It was a mostly wet event which is hardly a surprise with it being held in the British summer.

Motorsport fans will note the wet tyres on Scott Smart's Hawk Kawasaki ZX-10R, these tyres are said to give as much grip in the wet as normal road tyres give us in the dry. Which is a lot.

For the racers, it's more about being smooth and avoiding the painted kerbs and lines on track.

Scott is clearly doing his best to dry out the track for his next lap.
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feltrim Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured here [link] and in my Journal [link]
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redsnuffle Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I love this photo, theres just so much going on in it and I think that's one of the best things about it
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doctor-a Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I love everything but the border! :)
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well thanks ! I like borders, but we aren't gonna agree on everything hehe
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doctor-a Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
It wouldn't be a compliment if we did :)
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
true true :)
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avi44x Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
It's amazing enough to see these guys go around a dry track but I marvel at their skills when doing the same thing on a wet track.

I really like the shot, esp the flames. :+fav:
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah wet racing is like defying physics. Their tyres apparently give the same levels of grip in the wet as a road bike's tyres in the dry. A mate put some on his bike and did a wet trackday - and sailed around everyone with his knee on the deck hehe.
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avi44x Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Damn, I wonder how long the tires would last on the road......I doubt they're built for long durability.

I can just imagine riding on the road with them after a long rain ....I would feel like a superhero blasting through traffic :D
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah they last about 30mins in the dry - you know what a carry on it is when a wet race becomes a dry one right ?

But my mate's tyres cost him £150 the pair and last for ages if only used in the wet since you don't go hard enough to rip them up like dry tyres. And you can ride like a Rossi !!!

Result.
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avi44x Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
A bit too much trouble to be switching from dry to wet tires all the time....esp around here, it's mostly just hot and dry.
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
lucky man......
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konax Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
I love backfiring motorcycles ! :D Great capture :thumbsup:
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! And cheers for the faves, the watch,well everything really :-)
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crisvsv Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
THIS IS JUST AWESOME!!!! :clap: :clap:
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hey thanks C, glad you like :D
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wahey! What a stupendous shot. Perfect timing together with nice composition (gotta love the portrait-style racing shot)...
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
cheers bud, gonna print that comment out and frame it :D
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll forward my invoice in due course...
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:o
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DeadeyeJim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Awesome photo :)
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Deadeye
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THEDOC4 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Sweet=p love the reflections
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Sharpeshots Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
love love love this one, great colors. :)
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el-ginge Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm sure i told you at croft how green-eyed i was when i saw this shot. top stuff!
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Mikado336655 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Wooow !!! :clap::clap:
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ZRX1200R Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
another freakin awesome capture.

i'm still amazed by the all the fervid asscar fans who care nothing for bike road racing. it really ticks me off.

racing in the rain on 2 wheels shows much more talent and guts and skills than 4 wheels, in a ceaseless circle, on dry pavement.
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe go on mate, tell us what you really think ;)
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plbeaulieu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
very great shot !! nice to see the wet tyre !!
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GraphicWeirdo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
wheeeee...

little downshifting action :P

Great shot!

You do make money off these shots right?! If you dont.. you should be :D
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Money? Well not yet. Next year I'll see. Thing is I'd have to pay the race organisers £700 to sell prints from the year's racing. That's a lot of cash to put up front.
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GraphicWeirdo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
Yikes.. that is quite a bit of $ to sell the prints.

Was that a verbal or contractual agreement?
I dont see how they can stop you from selling your own work.
Unless they have said it up front.
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It's part of the deal of getting a press pass. They hold the exclusive commercial rights to all images taken at their meetings.

It doesn't stop some, but if they find out it's goodbye to ever getting another pass :-(
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HouserPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
You know how I do love the flames, bud. Great shot. I honestly can't believe the bikers race in wet conditions, but then again... England. Not like you can really avoid it, right?
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ZRX1200R Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
they race in the rain in the u.s. too.
it's the asscar wussies who run from the track if a raindrop hits.
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe too true man
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pestilence Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
You do a remarkable work!
:+fav:
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all the faves my friend
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echo63 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
great shot
love the flames
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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europhoto Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
If I have such a photo I'll give up taking new ones :) nothing can be better than this :#1:
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Andrew-and-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks man although you are being modest I know :)
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