Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-09-15

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Top 10 photos of the week: 2016-09-15
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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. Lucas di Grassi drives on the Arctic ice cap
10. Lucas di Grassi drives on the Arctic ice cap
1/10
There's a metaphor going on here. You get it?

Photo by: FIA Formula E

9. Augusto Farfus, BMW Team MTEK, BMW M4 DTM
9. Augusto Farfus, BMW Team MTEK, BMW M4 DTM
2/10
There's a less subtle message here as well. Just look closely. But a bit more seriously, it's always a great sight to have a modern top-tier racing car on the Nordschleife.
8. Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing walks away from his crashed car
8. Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing walks away from his crashed car
3/10
Another metaphor. Up in flames. Tony Stewart's final season in NASCAR isn't going so well.

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

7. DTM starting grid
7. DTM starting grid
4/10
A unique view of one of the greatest circuits in the world.

Photo by: Alexander Trienitz

6. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
6. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
5/10
Because of his on-the-edge style, Marc Marquez makes for some great photography.

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

5. Drivers go four-wide to salute the fans before the start
5. Drivers go four-wide to salute the fans before the start
6/10
Just a cool moment. And that's how you fill up a frame very nicely.

Photo by: NASCAR Media

4. Second place Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
4. Second place Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
7/10
It's hard to overstate how fervent Vale's followers really are.

Photo by: Yamaha MotoGP

3. Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and sparks
3. Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and sparks
8/10
Sparks are a photographer's best friend. Coupled with the slow shutter-speed, Jimmie Johnson's dragging fender lit up the Richmond track.

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

2. Second place Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
2. Second place Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
9/10
Taking a page from F1's Daniel Ricciardo, the outgoing Rossi took a drink from his boot as well.

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

1. Ken Block's Gymkhana 9
1. Ken Block's Gymkhana 9
10/10
Sure, the video is impressive, but the photos from Ken Block's Gymkhana series are just as eye-popping.

Photo by: Ken Block

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