During an endurance race, teams make multiple pit stops. At this point, the #70 was the only remaining Mazda prototype in the field, so the team’s entire focus shifted to the #70.
The completion of this pit stop looks ordinary. A close look at the removed tires, however, shows a fair amount of grass that has stuck to the hot rubber. Don’t know whether the pit stop was a result of an off-course excursion of whether the rubber had just given up at the end of a regular length stint, but either way, the photo tells the story of a car that had gone off track just before the call to the pits.
The #70 Mazda prototype would soldier on and encounter a fuel injector issue that would ultimately end its day just short of the checkered flag.
Camera Settings – 1/1250 shutter speed, f/3.5, ISO 100, 165mm.