Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-02-10

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10. #9 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Ultra: Marc Cini, Mark Eddy, Christer Joens

10. #9 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Ultra: Marc Cini, Mark Eddy, Christer Joens
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This edition of the Top 10 Photos will feature heavily the Bathurst 12 Hour. Aside from being one of the only racing events going on last weekend, it's also one of the very best races to photograph.

Photo by: Herb Powell

9. #33 Mishumotors Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Mirco Schultis, Renger van der Zande, Patrick Simon, Alex Kapadia

9. #33 Mishumotors Mercedes SLS AMG GT3: Mirco Schultis, Renger van der Zande, Patrick Simon, Alex Kapadia
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The Bathurst 12 Hour starts at 5:45am, still dark. It's tough on competitors, teams, photographers, everyone, but it makes for unreal sunset photos when the weather is nice, and...sparks!

Photo by: Herb Powell

8. #74 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, Marco Mapelli

8. #74 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, Marco Mapelli
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Another amazing thing about Mt. Panorama is how close you can get to the cars. This is WRC close, and photographers take full advantage of this.

7. #1 Nissan Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Rick Kelly, Katsumasa Chiyo, Florian Strauss

7. #1 Nissan Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Rick Kelly, Katsumasa Chiyo, Florian Strauss
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Part race track, part public road, all in a setting that resembles more a wildlife reserve than a circuit. It's impossible not to fall in love with the natural beauty of this place.

6. #74 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, Marco Mapelli

6. #74 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Christopher Haase, Marco Mapelli
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Perfect use of wide-angle lens here. It's hard to tell, but this drop is STEEP. And so easy to get wrong in a sportscar.

Photo by: Herb Powell

5. McLaren 650S GT3 2016

5. McLaren 650S GT3 2016
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A quick interlude to share this updated version of the McLaren 650S for 2016 just released this week. Tell us one thing wrong with the beauty of this beast, we dare. you.

Photo by: McLaren

4. #9 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Ultra: Marc Cini, Mark Eddy, Christer Joens in trouble

4. #9 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Ultra: Marc Cini, Mark Eddy, Christer Joens in trouble
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The Audi contingency had a tough weekend at Mt. Panorama, and this little excursion into the kitty litter didn't help much.

Photo by: Herb Powell

3. #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren 650S: Shane van Gisbergen, Alvaro Parente, Jonathon Webb

3. #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren 650S: Shane van Gisbergen, Alvaro Parente, Jonathon Webb
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Alright, now on to the sunrise portion of the Bathurst 12 Hour. You think this is scenic, just wait.

2. #1 Nissan Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Rick Kelly, Katsumasa Chiyo, Florian Strauss

2. #1 Nissan Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Rick Kelly, Katsumasa Chiyo, Florian Strauss
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Any car or race fan can recognize those tail lights. Unmistakable.

1. #1 Nissan Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Rick Kelly, Katsumasa Chiyo, Florian Strauss

1. #1 Nissan Motorsports Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Rick Kelly, Katsumasa Chiyo, Florian Strauss
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A clear front-runner in photo of the year competition. It doesn't get more perfect than this. Like a masterpiece oil painting hanging at the Louvre.

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