Franciacorta Evening 25.08.10

September 3, 2010


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During the summer Franciacorta holds track days in the evening from 6:00 pm onwards and they don’t stop until around 9:30 when the sun has set. I headed down there to meet some fellow JDM Club Italy members and to see what these night sessions are like.

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Looks like an ordinary T23 Celica…

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… then you see the A048s and Wilwood brakes. This is the surprising thing with most cars here, this particular car belongs to a JCI member and his friends Celica is right behind in the previous photo.

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Those sticky tires must work wonders.

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Parked right next to the two Celicas was a pair of nice Integra Type-Rs, a rare car here in Italy:

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More semi-slick goodness but this time on some beautiful TE37s.

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Braking point.

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Notice the little bunny running.

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There is always a big Lotus showing here, this is the first time I’d seen the 260 Cup version, the styling is very nice and it’s pretty rapid.

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Purposeful, extinguisher system as standard.

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It’s the first time I don’t shoot in Manual mode, I decided to try out some of the features on the camera and shoot in A and S priority modes. Yes it made things a lot easier with varying light conditions but a lot of the photos came out quite dark, maybe I was using the wrong metering mode.

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Another first for me, I’m a bit behind.

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Clean.

Before the street car sessions began the afternoon was dedicated to racing cars, I got there as they were finishing up but got to see some running.

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Franciacorta is a bike track.

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Random track action, plenty of Caterhams there.

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The Clio that could.

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Looks like a handful.

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Sunset.

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Lush grass.

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Three-wheeling.

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Shooting through a little gap in the fence of cars breaking hard is addicting.

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Mhhh Scuderia, ecstatic sound.

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Over doing things.

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Great power out of a spin…

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More endless photos to come…

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