Scott Jones, Ducati Corse

Photographer's Blog-G.P. Helmet Art

 

I spent more time on the grid in 2011 than ever before and one of the interesting benefits of this was the level of details I started noticing in some of the helmets. On TV, or even at trackside, it's difficult to see exactly what the helmet designers have done to make each rider's crash hat unique.

So I started grabbing a few close up shots of helmets as they popped out of the hustle and bustle that makes up a G.P. grid. This collection is arbitrary in that I made no effort to look at each helmet to find the best ones. There simply isn't time to do that, nor is it possible to look in a systematic way since the bikes arrive in an unpredictable order, and the grid itself is a fairly hectic space until right before the start when they kick us off. 

Photographer's Blog: The MotoGP Championship Trophy

The MotoGP Trophy

In August of last year I posted a desktop wallpaper on my website of the above image with a bit of information about the championship trophy's creator, GARCIAROJALS Studio in Barcelona. I'd seen the trophy up close for the first time while it was on display in the lobby of the mobile Dorna HQ building that travels to the European rounds. I was very impressed by the workmanship and design. It's quite a beaufitul bit of art, and I was pleased to share the above photo with others who shared that opinion.

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Memories Of Barcelona


Ciao Marco


Hail to the champ

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Home Races


Ducati sold a lot of 848s in Nicky Hayden's Laguna color scheme


Why is CEII so popular? Free T-shirts!

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Memories Of Mugello


Mugello - one of the fastest tracks on the calendar


Home, yet not at home

Scott Jones On Wednesday: In The Pits


Hector Martin and Jorge Lorenzo: two different approaches to ear protection


Third wheel on the Repsol wagon, Andrea Dovizioso

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Backing It In


Reduced grip has never discouraged Scott Redding from attacking corners


Yonny Hernandez is notorious for getting the bike sideways. Even in the dry.

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Indy People


Subject: scuff marks on a leathers, and how to avoid them


Jorge "Aspar" Martinez has an uncanny ability to persuade people to give him money to go racing

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Moto2 At Indy


Bradley Smith is rapidly becoming one of the few consistently fast Moto2 riders


Whatever he'd been missing, Scott Redding found it at Indy

Scott Jones At IMS: Race Day Photos From Indy


Colin Edwards showed he still has it at Indy


On a roll. And no "Rolling Stoner" puns please.

Scott Jones At IMS: Saturday Photos From Indy


After his podium at Brno, Indy has not been kind to Marco Simoncelli


The tale of qualifying: An early crash wrecked any chance of a good grid slot for Valentino Rossi

Scott Jones At IMS: Friday Photos From Indy


Ben Spies loves Indy: The Texan was fast on Friday


Being smooth is the key to going fast on an 800. Right Casey?

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Last Year At Indy


Indy: spiritual home of motorsports


His win at Indianapolis marked the point when Dani Pedrosa started to chase Lorenzo down in the championship

Scott Jones On Wednesday: Reasons The Indy Mile Should Be On Your Bucket List


There is nothing quite like standing at Turn 1 at a Mile


Rolling Thunder: 100mph + down the back straight on a 1950s pushrod twin


Memories that never die: Watching King Kenny howl round the Indy Mile on the TZ 750 two stroke

Scott Jones On Wednesday, On Thursday - Helmets


Toy boy


The Kangaroo Kid

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