Although 2021 did not start out as planned, Erwan managed to attend rally events in France and Portugal as well as some GT3 racing later in the year. Here are his 25 best photos of 2021 — a mix of rally and GT.

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Ultimate Cup Series Magny-Cours | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 200-500mm f5.6 | 1/1000 sec. | f/7.1 | ISO 200 | 390mm


 

Monte-Carlo WRC Toyota and Hyundai test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/800 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 160mm

2021 was an unusual year for me but also a very exciting one. The season started like 2020 ended, with WRC teams testing to prepare for the Monte-Carlo Rally in January in picturesque snowy conditions. I really enjoyed the diverse possibilities of photos and various landscapes, even if the temperature reached -15°C occasionally, freezing my fingers while trying to catch the WRC cars with my camera.


 

Monte-Carlo WRC Toyota and Hyundai test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/640 sec. | f/8 | ISO 200 | 86mm


 

Monte-Carlo WRC Toyota and Hyundai test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/1250 sec. | f/4 | ISO 100 | 200mm


 

Monte-Carlo WRC Toyota and Hyundai test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 17-50mm f/2.8 | 1/500 sec. | f/8 | ISO 160 | 32mm


 

Monte-Carlo WRC Toyota and Hyundai test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/1000 sec. | f/4 | ISO 200 | 160mm


 

Rally de Portugal WRC Hyundai test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/1000 sec. | f/4 | ISO 100 | 70mm

At the start of the year I moved to Portugal for six months for my study. Because of the pandemic, my initial plan to visit Portimão circuit was set aside following the cancellation of the International GT Open and 24H Series races. Despite this, on the side of the dusty roads at rally stages, I discovered a passionate country where rally and motorsports in general are a true religion. It was my first time shooting a gravel rally and it was quite challenging, I tried to get the best of the Portuguese countryside scenery in frame.


 

Rali Terras D’Aboboreira

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/640 sec. | f/8 | ISO 100 | 105mm


 

Rally de Portugal WRC Toyota test | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/1000 sec. | f/4 | ISO 100 | 200mm


 

Rally de Portugal WRC Volkswagen test

Nikon D5300 + 17-50mm f/2.8 | 1/640 sec. | f/9 | ISO 160 | 19mm


 

Rally de Portugal WRC | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/1000 sec. | f/8 | ISO 250 | 200mm


 

Rali Terras D’Aboboreira

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/2000 sec. | f/4 | ISO 100 | 175mm


 

Rally de Portugal WRC | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 17-50mm f/2.8 | 1/640 sec. | f/10 | ISO 320 | 35mm


 

Ultimate Cup Series at Le Mans | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 200-500mm f5.6 | 1/1000 sec. | f/6.3 | ISO 320 | 450mm

After coming back to France, I covered the Ultimate Cup Series at Le Mans and Magny-Cours. The quality and quantity of the GT field of the series is growing each year and I appreciated the opportunity to shoot trackside for the first time on two new circuits.


 

Ultimate Cup Series at Le Mans | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/80 sec. | f/13 | ISO 100 | 150mm


 

Ultimate Cup Series at Le Mans | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/640 sec. | f/8 | ISO 320 | 240mm


 

Ultimate Cup Series at Le Mans | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/20 sec. | f/4 | ISO 400 | 100mm


 

Ultimate Cup Series at Magny-Cours | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 200-500mm f5.6 | 1/1000 sec. | f/7.1 | ISO 200 | 390mm


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 17-50mm f/2.8 | 1/30 sec. | f/16 | ISO 100 | 34mm

Nearly one year after my last visit, I went back to Circuit Paul Ricard for the Paragraph 5 trackdays. Many GT3 teams were out testing for the upcoming 2022 season and it was a big pleasure to come back to my home track after such a long time.


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/640 sec. | f/4 | ISO 320 | 130mm


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/80 sec. | f/14 | ISO 100 | 100mm


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/5 sec. | f/14 | ISO 100 | 200mm


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 17-50mm f/2.8 | 1/800 sec. | f/9 | ISO 100 | 17mm


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 | 1/80 sec. | f/13 | ISO 100 | 95mm


 

Paragraph5 trackdays at Circuit Paul Ricard | GALLERY

Nikon D5300 + 17-50mm f/2.8 | 1/13 sec. | f/4 | ISO 100 | 25mm


 

 
 

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