Supercars top 10 photos of 2016

After travelling to all fifteen Virgin Australia Supercars Championship events, plus the non-championship Australian Grand Prix, official Supercars photographer Mark Horsburgh whittles down from over 170,000 images to choose his top ten for the year.

Paul Dumbrell of Lucas Dumbrell Racing during the Clipsal 500, at the Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide, South Australia, March 06, 2016.

Nick Percat claims Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport's first Supercars win

"This image isn’t so much about how I shot it but more about capturing a small piece of history. Nick and the team at LDM were never on anyone’s radar for a podium or let alone the top step at the start of the weekend but a great drive and equally as good a race strategy showed everyone that anyone can win in this sport."

Scott McLaughlin of Garry Rogers Motorsport during the Rooster Sydney SuperSprint, at the Sydney Motorsport Park, Sydney, New South Wales, August 26, 2016.

McLaughlin drives through a late afternoon storm at the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint

"When the sky takes on a look of its own your attention is drawn up and the cars become a small part of a big picture this was the case when Scott McLaughlin came past at Sydney."

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Racing Australia during the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint, at the Winton Motor Raceway, Winton, Victoria, May 20, 2016.

Sunset, the magic hour. Shane Van Gisbergen punches through at Winton. 

"The magic hour is when the light is perfect, normally we don’t see this during a race but Supercars now run races late into the afternoon at a few events making shots like this possible."

Garth Tander of the Holden Racing Team during the Coates Hire Sydney 500, at the Homebush Street Circuit, Sydney, New South Wales, December 02, 2016.

End of an era for the Holden Racing Team

"Looking down on the end of an era as the Holden Racing Team competes for the last time in its current form at Sydney Olympic Park."

Todd Kelly of Nissan Motorsport during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, October 09, 2016.

Bathurst, life’s a blur

"The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is a hectic week. There are highs and lows right throughout the field, everything happens so fast you look back on Sunday night and it was all a blur."

Shane Van Gisbergen of Red Bull Racing Australia during the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint, at the Symmons Plains Raceway, Launceston, Tasmania, April 02, 2016.

Shane Van Gisbergen celebrates his first Red Bull win in style

"This pic is all about being in the right place at the right time to capture the emotion of winning, even if it means getting soaked in champagne."

Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia during the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, at the Pukokohe, Pukokohe, , November 06, 2016.

Basking in the sunshine of Pukekohe Park

"Some tracks don’t offer too much in the way of pretty surroundings so when you have a track like this it’s hard not to show it off."

Garth Tander of the Holden Racing Team during the Wilson Security Sandown 500, at the Sandown International Motor Raceway, Melbourne, Victoria, September 18, 2016.

Fight to the finish

"It had been a hard-fought battle all day. The focus was not only on SVG chasing down Tander but whether he would be black flagged in the late stages of the race for his damaged left front guard. I made sure I was at the chequered flag for this one."

Craig Lowndes of Caltex Racing during the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint, at the Symmons Plains Raceway, Launceston, Tasmania, April 03, 2016.

The rising star meets the kid

"It's something most people don’t see, but from time to time I have been able to capture that candid moment between drivers showing a more relaxed side even when they are on the grid getting ready to race each other."

Shane Van Gisbergen of Red Bull Racing Australia during the Coates Hire Sydney 500, at the Homebush Street Circuit, Sydney, New South Wales, December 04, 2016.

The final reward

"It all comes down to one moment in time. After a hard fought battle all year there can only be one winner and to me this is the moment that says it all."

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