Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-12-09

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-12-09
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Welcome to this week's top 10 photos chosen by our own photo editors. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did selecting these photos.

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10. Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME
10. Artem Markelov, RUSSIAN TIME
1/10

Photo by: GP2 Series Media Service

Modern top tier circuits are often considered "lifeless" by fans and racers alike. For a newer venue, the Yas Marina Circuit is not only spectactular, but it's also good for racing.
9. Track work
9. Track work
2/10

Photo by: Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH

This isn't really a "top" photo in as much as it's a sad moment in the history of the fabled Nürburgring. In order to avoid speed limits at the Flugplatz area of the Ring, the legendary jump is being shaven down, much like the Mulsanne hump. Welcome to 2015 folks.
8. 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC Presentation
8. 2016 Hyundai i20 WRC Presentation
3/10

Photo by: Hyundai Motorsport

This isn't your mother's Hyundai from 15 years ago.
7. #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: Darren Law, Tomonobu Fujii, Johannes van Overbeek, Guy Cosmo takes the win
7. #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 LMS: Darren Law, Tomonobu Fujii, Johannes van Overbeek, Guy Cosmo takes the win
4/10

Photo by: James Holland

Winning any 24 hour race, regardless of series or competitors, is a feat. Flying LIzard Motorsports managed to dominate for another hour to win the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Congrats.
6. 2015 V8 Supercars Champion Mark Winterbottom, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford celebrates with his team
 6. 2015 V8 Supercars Champion Mark Winterbottom, Prodrive Racing Australia Ford celebrates with his team
5/10

Photo by: Edge Photographics

Frosty gets the championship. Another thrilling V8 Supercars season in the books.
5. Fernando Alonso rides a Honda bike
5. Fernando Alonso rides a Honda bike
6/10

Photo by: Honda

Alonso on a Honda bike. If this whole F1 thing doesn't work out...
4. Start
4. Start
7/10

Photo by: James Holland

Some would call this real racing. The variety of machinery in this start shot from Thunderhill is impressive. At the very least it's club racing at its peak.
3. Night race action at Thunderhill
3. Night race action at Thunderhill
8/10

Photo by: James Holland

Trailing lights at one of the more untouched circuits in North America. Armco barriers optional.
2. Shane van Gisbergen, Tekno Autosports Holden
2. Shane van Gisbergen, Tekno Autosports Holden
9/10

Photo by: Edge Photographics

This is always an effective vantage point. Elevated, and through the trees.
1. #0 Grip Racing BMW 330ci
1. #0 Grip Racing BMW 330ci
10/10

Photo by: James Holland

Racing in the wet, and in the dark. Great photo and truly a "racer's" moment.
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