So, Max Biaggi, Aprilla's factory rider, secured his first pole of the 2012 season and took Race 1 win to take the lead in the championship standings.
Race 2 however was a different story for Max.
It was also one of those lucky moments in photography for me.
I had my camera focused on this sweeping right, just before the chicane that Max crashed at.
At the start of Race 2 I decided that the chicane looked more interesting, nice little gravel pit on entry and with 5 or 6 bikes going in at the same time, it would make for some nice shots.
Warm up was over and Race 2 had just started, so I was really only shooting the first lap to get an idea of how my shots would look. But then, photography is all about capturing split second moments in time.
The goods news was that Max was ok, he picked up his bike and rode the rest of the race like a man on a mission, making his way from last in the pack to finish in 13th place and three crucial championship points.
Every time he came back around through that chicane the spectators in the stands were clapping him for giving it his all.
Next stop for me is Berlin and then on to Denmark. I just got my Russian visa approved and pick it up in Holland this week.
The final installment of my BMW Duo-Drive Sidecar build is next up here on Wherethehellismurph.com
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