2016 season will be a kind of mini-anniversary for me … During the 5th season , I am taking photos for rally and I’d like to remind all bright events happened with me and my team part of which I became. And the flavor it all with a small amount of action-pictures that have passed through me.
Year 2012. First meeting.
I engaged in photography since my childhood and my love to cars like any normal boy has was growing in parallel to my many hobbies. One day in my homecity Donetsk, I noticed a bright poster on the impending phase «Liman Cup» rally «Donbass — 2012″. Calling friends and packed into the Volga car we went to Zuevka. It`s an unusual picturesque landscape park which is already under way where rally races were held . Many fans, roar of cars, the sea of dust. On the track I spent a few hours, made a small number of pictures but the idea of the rally had already lived in my head.
Year 2013. Winners in the «Rally of Donbass»
Even in 2012 fate brought me with Vasily Kobenko, a promising young rider, densely hoisted me on «a needle» called the rally. Vasiliy did not take part in the entire season estuaries, he participated in the local stage of the championship and Cup. For some of them I stopped by as a spectator with the camera but at rally «Donbass» I was determined to taste this kitchen more fully … and it was to my taste.
I have applied for accreditation, read all the safety tips and even called the rally director … just to get acquainted. The tube I expected «director» of talking with the left over tea lip, but I heard a very pleasant man who spoke with me long enough and kindly invited to the race. This was my second key introduction to the right person at the rally — Viktor Shapovalov, founding father of the » Liman Cup »
Stage Liman Cup «rally Donbass — 2013″ turned out to be very interesting! On the eve of the races was a good autumn rain and mud to get a real race. Even not everyone could reach servicepark.
Service was divided into two parts: for those who took his place in the field in the evening, and they had to settle for roadside pavement road in front of a stop on the track. It is noteworthy that the rainy weather did not scare fans and many were able to enjoy the speed of cars travelling on a trampoline.
The sea of positive, walked kilometers from one place to another, wet feet, plenty of spectacular images, a new experience … and the victory of Vasiliy Kobenok Rally Donbas in P-6 class. This victory was very important for us and gave us confidence.
A lot of people supported our team, information and support for the «Comments» newspaper, we just could not win at home. Our team :)) was born after this step)
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Text and photos: Alexander Getman