Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-05-20

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10. Pflanzgarten during qualifying for the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring: guaranteed airtime.

#30 Frikadelli Racing Porsche 997 GT3 R: Sabine Schmitz, Patrick Huisman, Patrick Pilet, Jörg Bergmeister
#30 Frikadelli Racing Porsche 997 GT3 R: Sabine Schmitz, Patrick Huisman, Patrick Pilet, Jörg Bergmeister

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


9. After a tumultuous qualifying day at Indy, with a massive airborne crash for Ed Carpenter in practice and the resulting changes to the cars, Scott Dixon came out on top with Penske duo Power and Pagenaud on the front row. Here, the traditional post-qualifying photoshoot.

Front row photoshoot: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet, Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet and polesitter Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Front row photoshoot: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet, Will Power, Team Penske Chevrolet and polesitter Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

Photo by: IndyCar Series

 


8. Jorge Lorenzo jumps in celebration after winning the French GP at Le Mans.

Podium: second place Valentino Rossi and winner Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing and third place Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
Podium: second place Valentino Rossi and winner Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing and third place Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

 


7. A classic shot: Brünnchen with its writing, kerbs and bricks.

#29 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi R8 LMS: Nicki Thiim, Christer Jöns, Pierre Kaffer, Laurens Vanthoor and #25 Marc VDS Racing BMW Z4 GT3: Maxime Martin, Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala, Richard Westbrook
#29 Audi Sport Team WRT Audi R8 LMS: Nicki Thiim, Christer Jöns, Pierre Kaffer, Laurens Vanthoor and #25 Marc VDS Racing BMW Z4 GT3: Maxime Martin, Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala, Richard Westbrook

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


6. A colorful start-finish line for the All-Star races at Charlotte. Goes well with the loud paint-schemes of the cars.

Start: Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing Ford and Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet lead the field
Start: Greg Biffle, Roush Fenway Racing Ford and Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet lead the field

Photo by: NASCAR Media

 


5. The WTCC on the Nordschleife. More importantly Sébastien Loeb at the Karussell, two legendary names in motorsport.

Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, Citroën World Touring Car team
Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, Citroën World Touring Car team

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


 

4. The Nordschleife offers hundreds of scenic views, which become even more amazing at night.

Trailing lights at Pflanzgarten
Trailing lights at Pflanzgarten

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


3. Night pit stops at the 'Ring are an experience to be had. Over 150 cars taking turns pitting in fewer than 50 pit stalls. It's (barely) controlled chaos.

Pit stop for #25 Marc VDS Racing BMW Z4 GT3: Maxime Martin, Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala, Richard Westbrook
Pit stop for #25 Marc VDS Racing BMW Z4 GT3: Maxime Martin, Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala, Richard Westbrook

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

 


2. These last two images are simply odes to the best circuit in the world: the Nordschleife.

 Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, Citroën World Touring Car team
Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, Citroën World Touring Car team

Photo by: Citroën Communication

 


1. Really, nothing else like it.

#5 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3: Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Hubert Haupt, Yelmer Buurman, Jaap van Lagen
#5 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3: Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Hubert Haupt, Yelmer Buurman, Jaap van Lagen

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

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Series General
Drivers Greg Biffle , Scott Dixon , Valentino Rossi , Sébastien Loeb , Paul Menard , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Will Power , Simon Pagenaud
Teams Frikadelli Racing , Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing , Ducati Team , Yamaha Factory Racing , Audi Sport Team WRT , Marc VDS Racing , Roush Fenway Racing , Richard Childress Racing , Citroën World Touring Car team , Black Falcon
Article type Commentary
Tags nurburgring