Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-01-28

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10. Looonnnng shadows on the banking during the Daytona 24 Hours. Nice, classic Brumos colors on this Porsche as well.

#58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America: Madison Snow, Jan Heylen, Patrick Dempsey, Philipp Eng
#58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America: Madison Snow, Jan Heylen, Patrick Dempsey, Philipp Eng

Photo by: Art Fleischmann

 


9. The Rallye Monte Carlo is one of our top 5 events of the year, photographically. It's rich with history (the stages are mostly the same) and the often severe conditions make for incredible photographs. Then there are the switchbacks...

Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


8. This is what you'd call pre-pre-pre-dawn at the Rolex 24...the night is long at this time of year.

Race action
Race action

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

 


7. It's all here, the boucherie (butcher shop), café, a quiet puff of chimney smoke coming from a residence above the restaurant. And a 300HP turbocharged VW Polo R tearing through an alley...

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport

 


6. Oh, Vale...

Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing with lovely Yamaha girls
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing with lovely Yamaha girls

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

 


5. The winning Chip Ganassi Racing Ford is doused in confetti.

Podium: winners Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing
Podium: winners Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, Tony Kanaan, Chip Ganassi Racing

Photo by: Jamey Price

 


4. In the winter time, the sun stays low longer as it rises and sets. Havoc on drivers.

#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP: Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Max Angelelli
#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP: Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Max Angelelli

Photo by: Art Fleischmann


 

3. Anyone who reads this Motorsport.com feature on a regular basis will know we are huge fans of helicopters in shots. Here's another one for you. Wonderful scenery and tough (frozen) road conditions for the Hyundai crew.

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 WRC, Hyundai Motorsport

Photo by: Hyundai Motorsport

 


2. A BMW Z4 spits some fire as it heads into the International Horseshoe with the ferris wheel turning in the night.

#25 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE: Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler
#25 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE: Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner, Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler

Photo by: Jamey Price

 


1. We can't help but think of German Romantic landscape paintings when we look at this frame. Exquisite white snow in a beautiful part of the world to hold one of the best rallies on earth. This road, at this precise moment, would be wonderful at any speed.

Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport
Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila, Volkswagen Polo WRC, Volkswagen Motorsport

Photo by: Volkswagen Motorsport

 

 

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Drivers Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Wayne Taylor , Bill Auberlen , Jamie McMurray , Valentino Rossi , Max Angelelli , Jordan Taylor , Bruno Spengler , Jari-Matti Latvala , Augusto Farfus , Chip Ganassi , Jan Heylen , Miikka Anttila , Jonas Andersson , Dirk Werner , Patrick Dempsey , Philipp Eng , Sébastien Ogier , Julien Ingrassia , Ricky Taylor , Mads Ostberg , Thierry Neuville , Madison Snow , Kyle Larson , Nicolas Gilsoul
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