In Mirco Lazzari MotoGP photography

A beautiful shot

Welcome to the 9th appointment with the column ‘Mirco Lazzari portrays  MotoGP’.  For all 19 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:Nicky Hayden
Location: Sachsenring cuit
Date: 12th July, 2013
Time: 14.29:11

Photographer’s insight:

Sachsenring is not a huge circuit but for what photography is concerned is a kind of playground and it is one of my favorite tracks. Various kinds of curves, descents, climbs and fans give me the possibility to take a lot of pictures.

For example this one: it was Saturday afternoon, during the free practice session before qualifying (that is the time in which, if everything is ok, I can spend a couple of minutes in looking for particular photos) and the weather was good.

So I climbed up a hill and through some trees, I could take this picture with two effects: speed and nature

Technical Data:
Camera: Nikon D4
Focal Length: 70/200 mm with converter 1.4
1/15 of a second
Aperture Diaphragm: 32

Weather Conditions: a little bit 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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