Photo Gallery: Best Motorsport Photos of 2022
The 2022 motorsport season has wrapped up. And what a year it was!
In years gone by I would write a blog post for each and every event, but for this year I wanted to try something different. Instead of 20-30 fairly repetitive posts about each individual event. This year I wanted to wrap the entire year up into one single post with a couple of key photos from each event that best showcased the full year.
That way I could pick out a few key highlights throughout the year while showcasing my best work, no matter if they were captured during a Supercars round, ARG SpeedSeries/Motorsport Australia event or a manufacturer drive day event (stuff I typically wouldn’t have shared in the past). With that in mind, if you are just here for the photos, you can skip ahead by scrolling down to the gallery. There are plenty to check out.
So how do I wrap up the 2022 season? Well, it’s hard to say for sure after two interrupted seasons, but it seemed to be bigger. Everything stepped back up this year, back with a full schedule of motorsport events and manufacturer drive days. While InSyde Media’s expanded offering including media training continued to grow as well.
From an event perspective, without the Bathurst 12 Hour in its regularly scheduled time slot, the year started out fairly slowly. But by mid-February things started to ramp up real quick!
Race Tasmania down at Symmons Plains kicked things off is spectacular fashion. It’s definitely not as big at the 12 Hour, but Tasmania is such an amazing place it visit in the summer and was a great warm-up for the season ahead.
Signing Supercars newest team PremiAir Racing was another big win. While I’ve done a lot of work for Supercars teams over the years, it was the first time that a team had commit to the full season. So, that was very exciting.
Starting from the official team launch at Gold Coast CBUS Stadium, and then to watch (and document) the team develop and establish themselves over the course of the year. It was a very distinct privilege.
PremiAir Racing didn’t have a workshop when they started, but over the course of their rookie season moved into regular top ten contenders, a fantastic reward for the investment behind the scenes. No doubt, they’ll continue to build upon that in 2023.
While for the Bathurst 1000, I had three cars to cover with the Caltex Young Stars wildcard entry also signing on for the big event. I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to capture the images to tell the different stories of the three different entries over the course of the week. With a couple of cool photo shoots along the way as well.
Speaking of the Supercars Championship season, it really good to get back over to Perth and New Zealand. The long-haul fly away events are always my favourites and it’s probably because they involve going to tracks that we only get to visit once a year (or in this case 3 years) so there is always some new to discover creatively.
That said the New Zealand trip was a bit bitter-sweet being this final ever Supercars round at Pukekohe Raceway. It was so great to see the Kiwi’s get behind the event and return of Supercars to the country with such a phenomenal crowd. The passion for motorsport in New Zealand is huge, so the fact that we won’t be racing there in 2023 is a real shame. There are so many great circuits over there, so hopefully it won’t be too long again before Supercars return.
The triumphant return of the Adelaide 500 is also worth its own mention. The amount of work that must have gone in to bring that event back to life in such a short amount of time must have been tremendous. Sure there were a few things to improve upon, shade over the grandstands being one, but for everything to come together the way it did and with such an amazing crowd was something truly impressive. I’m really looking forward to seeing how they build upon it next year.
Beyond Supercars, for the rest of motorsport it was great to see everyone else get a full consistent year of racing back in. With so many InSyde Media customers stepping up to new categories and continuing to impress as they build up their careers in the sport.
As always, I’d like to make a special shoutout to those customers who took out big wins. I’ll include Declan Fraser in this, while he didn’t need photos after stepping up to Triple Eight this year, it was great to see all the hard work I’ve witnessed since going the Toyota 86 Series rewarded with the Super 2 Series title. Another regular customer Brad Vaughan took out the Super3 title on the same day after a tight battle with Kai Allen all year. It’s great that Brad will now join one of main game teams and continue to build his career.
Other InSyde Media customers who had stellar years, Lachlan Gibbons (Toyota Gazoo Racing Series Champion), Jimmy Vernon (Australian Production Car Class A2 Champion), Harri Jones (Porsche Carrera Cup Champion), Thomas Sargent and Cameron Hill (Bathurst 6 Hour Outright Winners) plus numerous wins and personal best results for many more.
2022 was a big year, with plenty more I probably haven’t even made mention of in this blog post. But I’m already ready looking ahead to 2023. The return of the international element of the Bathurst 12 Hour will be huge as will the arrival of Gen3 Supercars and the return of the Newcastle 500.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved this year, be it as a customer, or even just taking inspiration from my photos. Have a great Christmas and New Years!
Now its time for my favourite photos of the 2022 motorsport season… Enjoy!
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