BMW M6 at Turn 3 – Rear View
Regardless, the M6 car still cuts a distinctive silhouette. The quick and violent transition over Turn 3 gives the photographer situated from the outside of the track a good look at the stability of each car through the turn. Some cars leap over the curbs and other cars carefully cut around them.
This shot of the #25 BMW M6 isn’t terribly dramatic. It doesn’t show a wheel in the air or a car out of control. A close look at the left rear, however, shows the amount of body roll and stress imposed on the left side of the car mid-corner. The car compresses and slides through the corner as it sets up for the run downhill through the esses.
Unfortunately, the BMW team did not have a good Petit Le Mans. The #100 car suffered from early contact and an alternator problem. The #25 car retired with two hours to go with steering rack problems.
Camera Settings – 1/800 shutter speed, f/5.6, ISO 100, 420mm.