Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

August 20, 2012

To Indianapolis and Back.

This past week, I took a work holiday and traveled once again to Indianapolis to cover my second Red Bull Indy Moto Grand Prix.

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa ran a near-perfect race and it was a bad weekend for American riders with Nicky Hayden not starting after a crash on Saturday and Ben Spies' engine blowing up while he was in the lead on Sunday.

It was fun and I made some images, my favorites which are below.

In a funny and awesome moment, I found a b-roll shot of me shooting a press conference on the website. I had seen the camera guy shooting and I thought I walked in front of his shot, but turns out he wanted me in it...

I also got a chance to meet Jorge Lorenzo and I showed him my photo of his crash at Laguna Seca in 2011 (which he had already seen many times I imagine). He told me it was good, smiled and patted me on the shoulder. He's a nice guy and should regain the world title this season.

Ben Spies wheeling on the back straight.

Pedrosa out of the final corner.

The start of Sunday's race.

Spies on Friday.

Lorenzo on the big screen.

Umbrella girl.

Hayden on Saturday morning.

Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso.

I love how far over Casey Stoner is leaned over in turn 7 here.

Pedrosa leading compatriot Jorge Lorenzo on Sunday.

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