Race pictures can be seen on the main site in the next few days – but for a change we’ve posted some behind the scene shots from around the paddock and pit area from the weekend which gives an insight to the race weekend.
Apologies to the ladies, but the paddock and pit lane is full of paddock girls promoting the various teams and sponsors products. In this instance Corona one of the main sponsors.
Well one us had been photographing all day !
You have to keep your wits about you as there are numerous scooters whizzing around the place taking the riders and mechanics to the pit lane.
For the weekend the paddock is transformed into a huge tent village where the teams and riders entertain thier sponsors and meet and greet some of the fans.
Troy Bayliss has a”team” photo with VIP guests at the Xerox Ducati suite.
There are a few opportunities throughout the race weekend when the fans can meet the riders – but it’s quite busy !
Fans waiting in anticipation of the Ducati team
7 times World Champion Carl Fogarty and team manager Foggy Petronas Racing. Mark clearly wins the “Bad Hair” competition !
Mark has a qucik chat with current Championship leader Troy Bayliss.
Two of the nice guys on the circuit – Troy Bayliss & James Toseland (below).
Former WBSK champion Britians James Toseland whose currently lying third in this years championship and is hoping to make the move to Moto GP next season.
After the race celebrations
and the poduim celebrations seen on TV (champagne spraying etc)
the riders are then whisked off to a series of after race press conferences
Where the sponsors product get national and international airing – Troy sporting his new “Superman” leathers to co-incide with the launch of the movie.
That’s just a brief incite into “Paddock Life” at a World Superbike meeting – there’s a lot more to it than just riding round in circles !!