Jetblack’s Annual 24hr XC race was held at Awaba this year. It was a change from the usual tracks that hold the longer races as for us it meant all the shots would be under the canopy of the trees. Awaba doesn’t have much if any open areas.
Although the weekend started out warm and sunny once the race got underway the clouds moved in bringing with them a few showers. Luckily despite an initial blast from a well aimed storm the rest of the race remained relatively dry. The rain was actually great as it brought the dust level down and provided better traction for the riders and they kept knocking out the laps.
As night fell the 6+6 category retired from the track leaving only the dedicated night riders out on track. For us it meant things slowed a bit on track but it also gave us time to work on our lighting and fine it to get the most out of our shots.
After a couple of hours kip we got up in time to catch the 6+6 riders as they headed back out on to the track. Gil headed out to the northern end of the track while I walked the western side.
24hr races are demanding for the riders but also for us. But in so saying they do provide us with some great photographic opportunities that we wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to shoot.
If you want to see the complete gallery of photos they can be viewed here on our website. If you raced be sure and download your free images courtesy of Bacci Fresh and Jetblack Products.
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