Porsche GT3 Race Safety Car

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Porsche simply has ruled single make racing for years and the GT3 Cup is the current American version of the Carrera Cup formula that races in many venues globally.  The two Road Atlanta Petit LeMans Porsche GT3 support races enjoyed healthy grids and very right racing.  These types of series provide the training ground for the drivers that may run someday professionally in the main event.

Single make racing usually proves for extremely close racing and passes are made by bravery and craft and taking advantage of mistakes made by others.  The first of two GT3 races during the weekend took place on Thursday and had the members of the media center glued to the start and watching the action.

The safety car board and double yellow flags waved at the start-finish flagstand slowed the field to address an incident during the race.

Camera Settings – 1/250 shutter speed, f/11, ISO 100, 420mm.  With the benefit of some sympathetic cropping, this photo captures both the starter’s stand and the first 10 cars of the large field along pit straight.  The challenge of such a shot is to keep all of the actors in focus and avoid too much blurring of either the flagstand or the cars passing below.

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