The GMC 2006 Australian MotoGP

September 15, 2006 | By Robert Cianflone | Creative

It’s Friday morning, and the crisp morning air is filled with roar of the 990cc MotoGp bikes for first practice session. Standing at turn 6, I watch as the bikes make their way down the front straight and into turn one known as Mick Doohan corner, then through southern loop into turns three, four, five and finally into turn six.

The shot you see hear was taken on turn six, otherwise know as “Siberia”. This shot is the typical Phillip Island shot showing the ocean that is Bass Strait. In this image, current World Champion, Valentino Rossi, blasts out of turn six as he makes his way onto the back straight.


The Phillip Island circuit is 4.445km long, consisting of five right hand corners and seven left hand corners, offering plenty of positions to shoot from.


The circuit is picturesque, offering many vantage points to shoot the action with a variety of lenses. Every year I aim to shoot from at least one or two different points so as the pictures look slightly different each time.
American Nicky Hayden currently leads the championship by 22 points to Spain’s Dani Pedrosa, while Valentino Rossi sits in third, it should make for an interesting race here on Sunday.



(Robert Cianflone, Getty Images sports photographer)

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