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Best circuits for motorsports photography?

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by Bazarchie, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    I went to Silverstone today for the first time, not a major event so the crowds were light, but fences were everywhere. I was not sure how close you can stand to the fences as most had spectator barriers behind them. The only other circuit I have been to recently was Goodwood which had much better viewing access.

    Which circuits are good for photography?

    Is there ever a chance for amateurs to get inside the fences?
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  2. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    You need to get to one of the smaller tracks. Mallory or Oulton perhaps.
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  3. exspmr

    exspmr In the Stop Bath

    Below the banking at Riches & Wilson corners at Snetterton used to provide some great opportunities as you have the choice of 3 bits of track and 3 corners within the reach of a modest zoom from both; but a quick squint via Bing's Bird's Eye view shows that they've moved the barriers back a fair way at the latter location since I was last there.
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  4. Digitalmemories

    Digitalmemories Well-Known Member

    Bang Saen Street circuit, Thailand, during the annual Bang Saen Grand Prix.

    Refreshing absence of any safety precautions, except for an armco barrier and some tyres. 2015_1125_14531200.jpg
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  5. Bones775

    Bones775 New Member

    i would say cadwell park , you can get a bit of everything there !!
  6. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    Knockhill is one of the better ones though rather a trek for most of us.
    Most of the circuits have a some good spots, though some are very limited - oh dear, someones already at the small hole in the fence...
  7. Bones775

    Bones775 New Member

    never been there , on second thoughts a track call Lydden is decent . its only small but you can get very close !
  8. KMBurnett

    KMBurnett Member

    Castle Combe is a great circuit and can easily get around the whole track.
  9. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

  10. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And don't forget Trac Mon/Anglesey Circuit - you also get good sea views and the church in the sea is a short walk away.

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  11. gw8izr

    gw8izr Active Member

    And on the warmest day of the year don't forget your waterproofs and windproofs ;-)
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  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    It's not so much the rain on Anglesey...


  13. JonnyLip

    JonnyLip New Member

    Have you tried Castle Combe circuit? They have 'track days' where ordinary people race around the track on m/bikes or cars. Entry is free and there are some corners with good access for photos.
  14. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It is on my list as it is not too far from home. I may even try one of their paid events.
  15. JustGerman

    JustGerman Member

    I have to show this to my coworkers. There's no way we'd get spectators get this close to the track and we're just a country club.

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