A Thousand Words: N24 day 1

The No. 1 BMW M3 GT2 during qualifying

Drive Cult's in-house photographers Chris Ratcliff and Martin Spain will be bringing you the pick of our shots from the 2011 Nürburgring 24H each day. Here's the first...

This is the winning car from last year's N24 race - the BMW M3 GT2, exiting Bit-Kurve on the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit. These slow shutter panning shots are very effective when they work, but it always takes me a while to get my eye in!

Camera: Canon EOS1D Mark 3; Lens: 70-200mm; Exposure: 1/25th sec @ f20