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Pitstop team Larbre at Le Mans!
Location: Circuit de la Sarthe
Sometimes you are lucky that you are in the right place, at the right time. Actually, I had no access to get into the pits, but just keep walking and pretend you belong there helps tremendously. In the garage of Rebellion I had a small talk with Jeroen Bleekemolen, when almost the entire starting to trade in the rain tires for slicks after one lap. I did not hesitate and ran forward where the Corvettes of the Larbre team entered with there heavy sound. With trembling legs and deeply impressed by the violence and noise of these cars I could make this picture.
Personally I think it is wonderful to photograph drivers from above as they sit in the cockpit of their car. This is not easy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the sloping gates on the main stand. Most of the cars are there for just a couple of seconds, so you have to be quick. But if you succeed, the results are often very cool.