Nelson Street Races 2016

Bit of a washout this year.  We had rain forecast for the whole day and some did come, enough to make life difficult.  I was very cautious about moving around the track, because last year we had to wait for more than an hour between track crossings.  I wasn’t confident they’d be any better organised this year, so stuck to one spot on the outside of the track.

The first shot I took, from a Formula 2 race, shows the conditions pretty well:

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Some were more adventurous than others

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while Shannon Mako from Christchurch obviously though the gardens needed weeding

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Local rider Jonny Lewis was looking good on his Aprilia

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until he came in a bit hot and watched the rest of that race from the stands:

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Josh Coppins was here again for the Super Motos

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Riding styles vary so much in this class, this next guy was a classic:

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But now I’m sad to say that my camera had enough of the wet weather and stopped working.  I wasn’t too bothered, it’s very hard to get good shots when everyone is forced to ride so carefully.  Maybe next year will be better.

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