Motorsport.com art director Eric Gilbert presents the photos that he actually uses as screen savers (and that he has actually shot, also). He presents those photos on his personal Facebook page and is now sharing them on Motorsport.com. Enjoy.
Super GT series, Fuji, Japan, 2012-05-04. Super crowd.
Is it my imagination, or those (F1-standard) grandstands at Fuji Speedway were pretty full. Same as the paddock and (pictured here) the starting grid. A major crowd.
Hmmm… Who said GT racing was hard to sell? If it is, those nice folks at GTA have probably figured something because their Super GT series is wildly popular, in Japan. At least, from what I've seen so far. Some sports cars series in the US (and Europe) might want to send a few representatives over to Japan to learn a trick or two.
At any rate, the starting grid ceremonies at Okayama and Fuji were quite impressive, with a massive (yet, well-behaved) crowd, with lots of colors, race queens, VIPs, drivers, etc. And, of course, those impressive GT500 and GT300 killing machines. Translated into photography, it's a winning situation. My own photographic recipe to the Fuji starting grid involved a fish eye, a full frame camera, a monopod and a remote control.