ELMS 4 Hours of Estoril 18th October 2014 – Blog

First job it to photograph the drivers briefing which happens at every track. I notice Fabien Barthez ex Manchester Goalkeeper is now driving for the Team Sofrev-ASP  Ferrari F458 Italia

Drivers Briefing at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Drivers Briefing at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Then we have the first of the free practice sessions. A chance to capture the cars on the track. I need to capture at least every car twice in different locations and the fastest LMP2, LMGTE and GTC cars.

Daniel McKenzie (GBR) / George Richardson (GBR) / Daniel Zampieri (ITA) drivers of car #66 JMW MOTORSPORT  (GBR) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Leonid Machitski (RUS) / Timur Sardarov (RUS) / Jonathan Cocker (GBR) drivers of car #78 TEAM RUSSIA BY BARWELL  (RUS) BMW Z4 GT3 Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Michael Broniszewski (POL) / Giacomo Piccini (ITA) / - drivers of car #80 KESSEL RACING  (CHE) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Roald Goethe (DEU) / Stuart Hall (GBR) / Daniel Brown (GBR) drivers of car #85 GULF RACING UK  (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Bas Leinders (BEL) / Markus Paltalla (FIN) / Henry Hassid (FRA) drivers of car #87 BMW SPORT TROPHY MARC VDS  (BEL) BMW Z4 GT3 Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Raymond Narac (FRA) / Nicolas Armindo (FRA) / Christina Nielsen (DNK) drivers of car #76 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT  (FRA) Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Roald Goethe (DEU) / Stuart Hall (GBR) / Daniel Brown (GBR) drivers of car #85 GULF RACING UK  (GBR) Aston Martin Vantage V8 Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Pipo Derani (BRA) / James Littlejohn (GBR) / Anthony Wells (GBR) drivers of car #48 MURPHY PROTOTYPES  (IRL) Oreca 03R - Nissan Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Pipo Derani (BRA) / James Littlejohn (GBR) / Anthony Wells (GBR) drivers of car #48 MURPHY PROTOTYPES  (IRL) Oreca 03R - Nissan Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Simon Dolan (GBR) / Harry Tincknell (GBR) / Filipe Albuquerque (PRT) drivers of car #38 JOTA SPORT  (GBR) Zytek Z11SN - Nissan Free Practice 1 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Erik Maris (FRA) / Jean-Marc Merlin (FRA) / Eric Helary (FRA) drivers of car #67 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT  (FRA) Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Michel Frey (CHE) / Franck Mailleux (FRA) / Patric Niederhauser (CHE) drivers of car #34 RACE PERFORMANCE  (CHE) Oreca

Afternoon Free Practice 2

Pierre Thiriet (FRA) / Ludovic Badey (FRA) / Tristan Gommendy (FRA) drivers of car #46 THIRIET BY TDS RACING  (FRA) Ligier JS P2 - Nissan Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Michel Frey (CHE) / Franck Mailleux (FRA) / Patric Niederhauser (CHE) drivers of car #34 RACE PERFORMANCE  (CHE) Oreca 03 - Judd Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Alexander Talkanitsa (BLR) / Alexander Talkanitsa Jr (BLR) / Pierre Kaffer (DEU) drivers of car #56 AT RACING  (AUT) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Daniel McKenzie (GBR) / George Richardson (GBR) / Daniel Zampieri (ITA) drivers of car #66 JMW MOTORSPORT  (GBR) Ferrari F458 Italia Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Paul-Loup Chatin (FRA) / Nelson Panciatici (FRA) / Oliver Webb (GBR) drivers of car #36 SIGNATECH ALPINE  (FRA) Alpine A450b - Nissan  Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Simon Dolan (GBR) / Harry Tincknell (GBR) / Filipe Albuquerque (PRT) drivers of car #38 JOTA SPORT  (GBR) Zytek Z11SN - Nissan Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Olivier Beretta (MCO) / David Markozov (RUS) / Anton Ladygin (RUS) drivers of car #73 SMP RACING  (RUS) Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Erik Maris (FRA) / Jean-Marc Merlin (FRA) / Eric Helary (FRA) drivers of car #67 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT  (FRA) Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Ricardo Gonzalez (MEX) / Karim Ajlani (CHE) / Alex Brundle (GBR) drivers of car #99 ART GRAND PRIX  (FRA) McLaren MP4 12C GT3 Free Practice 2 at Circuito Estoril - Cascais - Portugal

Practice 2 session over head back to the media room to process more images. To get round the circuit I have the use of a scooter but going round the outside the service road stops. This caught a few people out and gates next to this area were closed. This changes my plan for the race day. Better to get these things sorted before the race day.

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