Scott Jones, Ducati Corse

Photographer's Blog: A Story About an Ending

For years Phillip Island has been a track I'd planned to go to, but for one reason or another, it was a trip I'd not been able to make happen. I was ticking off other top locations such as Catalunya, Mugello, Assen, places that were Bucket List items for me both as a race fan and a photographer. But PI wouldn't cooperate.

As soon as Casey issued his surprise announcement that he was retiring, I knew I had to make it to Phillip Island. This time there could be no excuse: I had to see Casey ride at his home track, and this was my last chance. Fortunately for me, there was still some money in the bank from the Elbow Down edition to pay for airfare and expenses. And my wife, whose patience and kindness seem to know no bounds, agreed to manage the childcare without my help yet again this season. I booked the trip and held my breath.

Photographer's Blog: Interview with Milena Koerner, Tech 3 Communication and Media Officer

 

At the 2012 Misano round, Scott caught up with Milena Koerner, Communication and Press Officer at Tech 3 Yamaha. We spoke over lunch in the team's hospitality, and as if to illustrate exactly how vital Milena is to this team's efforts, members of the Tech 3 staff stopped by to ask her questions every few minutes. They promptly received answers, or Milena got up to solve the problem quickly herself before returning to our interview. Milena does the work of several people, as you'll see when reading about her past experience and her current role at Tech 3.

Scott Jones: Please describe you role at Tech 3. Obviously you do more than get one rider to his media debriefs.

Scott Jones At Valencia: Monday's Moto2 Test


Pol Espargaro, king of all he surveys


One Frenchman leaves, another arrives: Mike Di Meglio trying out Johann Zarco's old bike


He's behind you!

Scott Jones Shoots The Valencia Test: Day 1, New Beginnings


He's back!


And Andrea Dovizioso is filling his old seat


His new teammate Nicky Hayden said that the two of them gave similar feedback

Scott Jones At Valencia: Under The Spanish Sun


It's been a hard year for Nicky Hayden


Fastest Moto2 man in the dry at Valencia, but unfortunately for Pol Espargaro, it rained


In enemy territory

Scott Jones At Valencia: The Rain In Spain Falls Mainly On Friday


Moving, leaving, staying. Big changes coming after this weekend.


The Beast. Marquez' fast and aggressive nature got him into trouble again on Friday


Cal Crutchlow skating through the damp at Valencia

Scott Jones Down Under: Shooting Race Day At Phillip Island


An Australian champion on a Repsol Honda: Mick Doohan turned some laps at Phillip Island for the fans


Cal Crutchlow was not going to let anything as petty as a bout of bronchitis slow him down on Sunday


Never give up

Scott Jones Down Under: Shooting Phillip Island On Saturday


King of the Island


One fast rookie: Bradl has been impressive on his MotoGP debut at the island


Jorge Lorenzo found some speed on Saturday. But will it be enough to stay ahead of Pedrosa?

Scott Jones Down Under: Friday Photos From Phillip Island


Two more races, and it's over


Two more races and it's over. Pedrosa willing.


The Mack is back, and he's all too familiar with the taste of humble pie

Casey Stoner: Elbow Down

One of the great things about working with David at MotoMatters is that doing so gets me to some amazing places, now and then in position to grab an image that really means a lot to me. From time to time, one of those images resonates with others as well.

Last year at Catalunya I happened to get Casey Stoner dragging his elbow around Turn 5, and as soon as that shot appeared on this website it began an amazing journey. It's the only work of mine that has approached something that might be called 'viral' in how it spread around the world. 

Before long I was hearing from new Twitter, Facebook and other fans, but also from Alpinestars, HRC and Repsol Honda, Bridgestone, and even from Casey himself, who asked for a copy of the image. His mechanics put the photo on their laptops as desktop wallpaper, and some of them are still using it. When I spoke to Adrianna Stoner and used the image to introduce myself at Silverstone, she said, "Oh, that's your picture. We still get it emailed to us about every five minutes." 

Scott Jones' Misano Adventure, Part Two: The Sun Returns


Blue skies. Not something we saw much of the first couple of days at Misano


Two days of testing and a revised chassis saw a marked improvement for Valentino Rossi


Andrea Dovizioso, forty miles from home

Scott Jones' Misano Adventure, Part One: Lost To The Rain


Happy Families? Happier after a podium at Misano, that's for sure


Maverick. Motorcycle racer


Racing Blu? Some liked it, others didn't

At Home With Scott Jones: Race Day Photos From Laguna


Not bad for a first timer


Lorenzo looked like he had it in the bag. But then he didn't


Start the shark music

At Home With Scott Jones: Saturday From A Foggy Laguna


Easy rider. Well, not that easy.


Stefan Bradl's trackday at Laguna paid off. He hasn't had to waste a session learning the track


Michele Pirro, soaking up the glorious NorCal weather

At Home With Scott Jones: Friday From Laguna


Laguna baby!


Elevation. Laguna Seca has it


Nine more, and we won't be able to see this any longer

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