Shimano GP, Round 1, Awaba

Rocky Trail Entertainment's Shimano Gp, Round 1 at Awaba

After previously being rain delayed the first round of Rocky Trail Entertainment’s Shimano Gp got underway at Awaba last weekend. Rain had threatened with delaying the race again but the weather cleared up and although there was a couple of puddles the majority of the track had dried sufficiently beforehand.

It was a great day with a nice cloud cover around for most of the day which also kept the heat down. Clouds are friends to photographers especially when shooting in amongst the trees. Contrast levels are kept right down and we are able to control the lighting much easier.

Awaba is one of those great track where you can walk 50m and find a new angle to shoot and new features to cover. I shot the final section of the track while Gil headed off and covered the start and the middle section. To mix it up and give it a new feel Rocky Trail decided to run the course in reverse to what it would normally be. As far as photography goes this basically means it’s a whole new track for us to shoot as everything becomes different.

There was quite a few familiar faces out on the course but also plenty of fresh ones. In the end it was Andrew Lloyd who took the honours in the male elite category 7hr and Kirby Knowles in the Female Elite 7hrs.

All the photos can be found and purchased here on our website.

The full results from the days race can be found over on Rocky Trail’s website here

Written by Richard McGibbon

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