Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-01-15

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10. Superb timing and impressive image with the cracked dirt and backlit rider. A nice way to start off this week's best photos.

#26 KTM: Toby Price
#26 KTM: Toby Price

Photo by: A.S.O.

 


9. Perfect framing and composition with a wide angle goes a long way to really put the viewer in the moment.

#02 Chip Ganassi Ford/Riley: Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, Tony Kanaan
#02 Chip Ganassi Ford/Riley: Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, Tony Kanaan

Photo by: Brian Cleary

 


8. Every 24 Hour race has this scene. The lonely middle-of-the-night pit stop.

Pit stop for #11 Fach Auto Tech Porsche 997 GT3 R: Marcel Wagner, Heinz Bruder, Erwin Keller, Heinz Arnold, Matteo Cairoli
Pit stop for #11 Fach Auto Tech Porsche 997 GT3 R: Marcel Wagner, Heinz Bruder, Erwin Keller, Heinz Arnold, Matteo Cairoli

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


7. Mighty Kamaz!

#520 Kamaz: Dmitry Sotnikov, Igor Devyatkin, Andrey Aferin
#520 Kamaz: Dmitry Sotnikov, Igor Devyatkin, Andrey Aferin

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

 


6. These bikes in the dunes of Chile make for some impressive "rooster" tails.

#5 Honda: Helder Rodrigues
#5 Honda: Helder Rodrigues

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

 


5. Foggy ambiance in Dubai makes for an almost martian feel.

#150 GC Automobile GC Automobile GC 10 V8: Alban Varutti, Mathieu Pontais, Kurt Thiel, Lionel Amrouche
#150 GC Automobile GC Automobile GC 10 V8: Alban Varutti, Mathieu Pontais, Kurt Thiel, Lionel Amrouche

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


4. Big sky and a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3. Perhaps this should be Motorsport.com's motto.

#3 Abu Dhabi Racing Black Falcon Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Khaled Al Qubaisi, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Bernd Schneider, Andreas Simonsen
#3 Abu Dhabi Racing Black Falcon Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Khaled Al Qubaisi, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Bernd Schneider, Andreas Simonsen

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


3. That's the amazing thing about the Dakar. One day you're in the desert fighting mountainous dunes. Less than 24 hours later, you're knee deep in mud. You encounter every kind of condition possible in just 14 days.

#322 Peugeot: Cyril Despres, Gilles Picard
#322 Peugeot: Cyril Despres, Gilles Picard

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

 


2. Byron DeFoor goes for an impromptu ride down the tri-oval at Daytona during Roar before the 24 testing. Right place, right time.

#50 Fifty Plus Racing Endures for a Cure/Highway to Help Race Team Riley BMW: Byron DeFoor crashes heavily
#50 Fifty Plus Racing Endures for a Cure/Highway to Help Race Team Riley BMW: Byron DeFoor crashes heavily

Photo by: Keith Rizzo/www.rmiworldwide.com

 


1. The salt flat to nowhere.

 

#320 SMG: Ronan Chabot, Gilles Pillot
#320 SMG: Ronan Chabot, Gilles Pillot

Photo by: A.S.O.

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Series General
Drivers Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Jamie McMurray , Bernd Schneider , Gilles Picard , Cyril Despres , Chip Ganassi , Jeroen Bleekemolen , Eric Gilbert , Kurt Thiel , Helder Rodrigues , Ronan Chabot , Byron DeFoor , Heinz Arnold , Heinz Bruder , Kyle Larson , Igor Devyatkin , Dmitry Sotnikov , Khaled Al Qubaisi , Gilles Pillot , Andreas Simonsen , Andrey Aferin , Marcel Wagner , Alban Varutti , Lionel Amrouche , Toby Price , Erwin Keller , Matteo Cairoli , Mathieu Pontais
Teams Fifty Plus Racing , Black Falcon
Article type Commentary