This August I spent four days at the Indianapolis GP with my father. The Moto GP series is the most prestigious platform for motorcycle racing in the world. The riders, teams and officials travel to 14 countries and compete in 18 races.They arrive on a Wednesday, unload and build the paddock Thursday, practice Friday, qualify Saturday, race Sunday and break everything down that night and do it all over again next week.
My father raced Moto GP in the 70’s and I spent a lot of my childhood in racing paddocks. This was my first GP in 5 years and it was planned as a father and son weekend not a photo project, but after arriving in the paddock and being consumed by the energy of the bikes, media and fanatics I knew I had to shoot it.
Having no media pass I snooped around as much as possible and focused mainly on the action that took place before and after the race. The fans and media are relentless (you must remember, in Europe these riders are up there with Footballers and Rock Stars) so I decided to take a step back and capture the frenzy. In the afternoon when the fans left and things mellowed out, I photographed the mechanics and racers.
These are some photos I shot while I was in Indianapolis having a great four days with my pops. Enjoy.