Last Saturday I went to the Algarve’s International Racetrack, known here as AIA, to watch the final of the International GT Open, because life is not only made of anime, we need to diverse 🙂 . Ferraris F430, Porsches 911, Aston Martins DB9 and others (I think I saw a couple Hondas S2000) were all racing against each other. The noise was amazing, really loud, it was my first time watching a live race. To bad the stages were almost empty, I think the problem was that the race was barely promoted, I only knew about it after going to the racetrack webpage. The price was really great, 10€ for the 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and it was not only GT Open, there were also classic races, Formula Renault 2.0 and others. It was really great watching the races, the racetrack is currently working really hard so that we can get the Formula 1 next year, if that happens I’ll make my reservation immediately ^_^ . This was also my first time photographing high speed moving objects, it was really tough specially with the GT cars cause they went really fast 😛 and my camera sucks at isos above 200.
Final arrangements are done, ready to start. The yellow car was really noisy XD.
There he goes.
And the Porsche follows behind.
Racetrack getting ready for the International GT Open.
Loads of Ferraris were in the track.
If I’m not wrong this one was a Corvette, the noise, the rear and tail lights reminded me of a Corvette.
An Aston Martin DB9.
Quite a good number of Porsches 911 were in the track as well.
I didn’t know Spider-Man had a racing car.
2 minutes to start, everybody get off the track.
Here’s a video I made with my cellphone when they took off.
Here they come ^_^ (so exciting).
Engines warmed up…ROLL OUT!!!!!
There they go at full speed.
Really hard to catch these suckers, camera and me couldn’t follow them 😛 .
Really liked the colours on this Ferrari 😀 .
There goes Spider Man.
Can you feel the sense of speed?! I sure can.
These two pictures came out really nice, wanted to capture the red Ferrari trying to overtake the blue Ferrari and got it ^_^.
After leaving the racetrack, while going to the merchandise shop to buy a nice polo, one of the racetrack racing school car (there are also BMW, Ferrari and GT-R) was waiting for me to take its picture ^_^.
It was a great afternoon after all. Can’t wait for more races, next time I’m getting the Paddock ticket as well to take even more photos ^_^. One thing I won’t forget is how cold it was there, a racetrack in the middle of nowhere, cutting cold wind drafts….brrr I’m getting cold just by remembering it.