In Mirco Lazzari MotoGP photography

Welcome to the 13th appointment with the column ‘Mirco Lazzari portrays  MotoGP’.  For all 18 races of  2014 season, we will follow the MotoGP championship through the lens of Mirco Lazzari, master of sports photography and MotoGP official photographer.
Along with him and his tutorials, we will discover the secrets of the sports image and the ‘behind the scenes’ of the most exciting two wheels Championship of the world.


Title: Stars
Location: Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit
Date: 14th September, 2013
Time: 10.26:40

Photographer’s insight: 

September days are not as hot as the summer ones even if the sun keeps on shining. During free practices in the morning I did not have many ideas, Misano is not my favorite track and I was looking for inspiration when I decided to take advantage of this strong backlight that dazzled me. I have been helped by this kind of light, by technical skill and by luck to make the picture comes out with this star reflection.


Technical Data:
Camera: Nikon D3S
Focal Length: 400 mm
1/1000 of a second
Aperture Diaphragm: 11

Weather Conditions: sunny.

Who is Mirco Lazzari?

Mirco Lazzari was born in Castel San Pietro (BO) in 1961. His MotoGP and Formula1 pictures were first published by Grazia Neri and then by Getty. Mirco, one of the Nikon official photographers who won several international awards, has been working with RTR Sports Marketing for what MotoGP pictures are concerned. For years, his best photos have been collecting in an amazing photographic book ‘Una vita a 300 – A life in the fast lane’: you can buy the last edition on Amazon, through this link.

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Riccardo Tafà
Riccardo Tafà
Managing Director for RTR Sports, Riccardo graduated in law at the University of Bologna. He began his career in London in PR, then started working in two and four-wheelers. A brief move to Monaco followed before returning to Italy. There he founded RTR, first a consulting firm and then a sports marketing company which, eventually, he moved back to London.
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