Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-05-07

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Welcome to this week's top 10 photos chosen by our own photo editors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did selecting those photos. And remember that you can write your own comments when you click on those photos and bring up the photo viewer page.

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10. Young phenom Marc Marquez never ceases to impress with his form and control. This would be a good example of that talent.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Photo by: Repsol Media


9. The FIA World Rallycross championship made its debut last weekend and we were impressed. Glad RX is getting the recognition it deserves, and the photos aren't bad either.

Race action
Race action

Photo by: FIA World Rallycross


8. Norbert Michelisz has as message for you: go see WTCC! We like girls, what can we say? Also, there's a touring car hiding back there somewhere, but we stopped searching to be honest.

Norbert Michelisz, Honda Civic WTCC, Zengo Motorsport  and Grid Girls
Norbert Michelisz, Honda Civic WTCC, Zengo Motorsport and Grid Girls

Photo by: XPB Images


7. A nice Laguna Seca start shot from our friend Emily Rogers. A beautiful circuit to make beautiful photos. Dig the smoke from someone locking up as well.

Race start for P/GTLM
Race start for P/GTLM

Photo by: Emily Rogers


6. We've been fans of Petter Solberg since way back in his Subaru WRC days. He was mighty happy to become the first driver to win a round of the new World RX series. Nice body language and really tells the whole story in one image.

Winner Petter Solberg celebrates
Winner Petter Solberg celebrates

Photo by: FIA World Rallycross


5. Some images stick for no reason other than it makes you feel something (like art, right?). This photo of a different angle at the Laguna Seca corkscrew with corner workers standing on the wall is fairly unique to us. We like. A lot.

#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia

Photo by: James Holland


4. Oh Spa, how we love you so. This picturesque venue and equally stunning Porsche 919 Hybrid entering Eau Rouge is close to perfection.

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard

Photo by: Porsche AG


3. Even if you take into account the tilted angle of the photo, look at Vale's elbow. It's lower than his knee. That's commitment because there's no coming back from that.

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP


2. The golden rule when shooting slow shutter speeds for racing photographers is to have something in focus (the number, driver, etc.) In this case the sparks are in focus. And that's quite alright by us. 10/10 for execution.

#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard
#20 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard

Photo by: Porsche AG


1. The big one at Talladega, close-up edition. Enough said.

Crash for Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford, Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports Ford
Crash for Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford, Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports Ford

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

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Tags crash, joey logano, kurt busch, laguna seca, marc marquez, motogp, nascar-cup, porsche, talladega, tudor, tusc, valentino rossi, valvoline, wec, wtcc