Australian MotoGP – Final Day

September 17, 2006 | By Robert Cianflone | Creative

The day stared off with heavy fog putting the morning warm up sessions behind by an hour. The sun eventually broke through before light rain hit the main Moto GP race and we saw the first ever Moto Gp bike change! The riders were allowed to change from their dry weather set up bikes to their wet weather set up bikes.The race was full of action with Hayden and Rossi dicing for the position, but the race was taken out by Marco Melandri of Italy who stormed to the front and kept the lead till the end.



Valentino Rossi gives the fans a show during the warm up session.


Alex De Angelis of San Marino and the Master-MVA Aspar Team in action during the 250cc Grand Prix race.


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  • Daws

    Hi Robert,

    some stunning photos there – I really like the one of De Angelis on the run down to MG? I have tried to capture a similar shot with the blurred crowd many times on the front straight but I guess the bikes are a bit too quick for me!

    I am an aspiring Motorsport photographer, I have posted some of my photos here…

    Most of these shots are resized [down] quite heavily but not much cropping. My favourite is the Edwards shot on the front straight I would love to hear your comments.

    Equipment is… Canon EOS350D with 100-300 USM lens (58mm diameter!)