In Mirco Lazzari MotoGP photography

Welcome to the 15th 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: The sun after the storm
Location: Motegi Twin Ring Circuit
Date: 26th October, 2013
Time: 16.14:34

Photographer’s insight: 

On Friday the tornado had forced the organizers to cancel the practice sessions and on Saturday it was raining. However the rain, I mean the right rain, sometimes can give you some beautiful and interesting photographic opportunities. The tests were about to end when, after the rain, which had made the track just damp, not wet, a ray of sunshine showed up! In that moment I figured out that in the descent to the tunnel there was a trickle of water and as riders pass it by it would raise a small and golden cloud of water!
Technical Data:
Camera: Nikon D4
Focal Length: 600 mm
1/320 of a second
Aperture Diaphragm: 4

Weather Conditions: cloudy.

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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