I'll be doing my best to follow Lissy's progress right here, so keep checking back, and also follow her social channels for the very latest on how she's getting on. Follow Lissy on Facebook at Lissy Whitmore Racing #34, on Instagram at @lissy_whitmore_34 and on Twitter @LissyRacing34. You can also keep up to speed with what she's up to and how the season is going on her YouTube channel.
While you're here, why not get involved with MotorCycle Racing? It could be more affordable than you think. Although these bike look gorgeous, it is an expensive sport. Riders, even at the very top, typically have to pay for their ride for the season - and this comes from every penny they can muster from personal sponsorships. So if you've got a company that wants a great sales person (this is Lissy all over by the way!), or if you've just got £34 you can spare, then get involved with supporting Lissy. As a thank you, she has a Club #34 where as a thank you for the support you could also get a whole range of goodies, plus get to meet this awesome young rider at a race! So check out her socials, and her website for full details!
2022 - Round 2: Donington Park
I think this shot is amazing! A real action image with Lissy leading title contender, Harry Cook into McLeans at Donington Park. Both rider with knee down, and intense concentration and dedication to the task in hand.
Really good to see two young riders at the start of what could be long and successful careers. Both showing really good race-craft, both looking so stylish and overall, I think makes an awesome photograph. 
I always like these shots where you get either reflections in the visor from the track, as is the case here, or when you can see the eyes of the rider when they have a clear visor. 
Plenty of room on the "Tigger" crash helmet for a sponsor or two, and you can get an idea here of the high profile it would bring any business! So don't get left behind, get involved!
2022 - Round 2: Donington Park
Race 1 action here, and a great elbow to elbow image of Lissy battling with Freddy Oakley, with neither rider willing to give an inch. Although both want to beat each other, and fight for the same bit of tarmac, there is nothing but respect between the two, as there is with all motorcycle racers.
You can do nothing but admire and take your hat off to racing this close to a rival, and at high speed.
2022 - Round 2: Donington Park
This was taken in FP1 (also known as Free Practice 1). This is the session where riders really just get used to the bike and the track, and try to work out if they have a good 'base setting' from which they can start to 'dial the bike in' by making small and gradual adjustments to parts of the bike. 
Photographically, I used quite a slow shutter speed here, and had to follow the bike in order to keep Lissy and the bike in focus, but have the background blur to try and capture the speed she was traveling at. The tone of the colours here really add a stylish and cinematic feel to the image.
2022 - Round 2: Donington Park
A really nice close up here of Lissy in action in race action in Race 1 of Round 2 of the Hel Performance British Supersport Championship at Donington Park. The "Tigger" crash helmet really stands out here, as it does when you're trackside, so you can't miss Lissy! Personally, I think the nickname "Tigger" could stick...?
2022 - Round 1: Silverstone
Leading the way through the last corner (Luffield) at Silverstone in Free Practice 1 (FP1) of the Hel Performance British Supersport Championship, with Lissy Whitmore on the Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha R3 leading Abbz Thomas in the SymCirrus Motorsport Kawasaki 400.
Not only the start of a new season and the very first competitive session, but also the start of a learning curve for many of the riders, who are starting their first full season, and potentially taking their first steps on a career as a motorcycle racer.
This is where the future World Champions are born!
2022 - Round 1: Silverstone
Honestly, this is one of my favourite pictures I think I've ever taken at a motorcycle race!
I just love that Lissy has spotted me, and you can still see that massive grin inside her race helmet. If ever a picture shows what bike racing means to those who take part, then this is it. The pure excitement and joy!
This was taken just after Lissy had had her bike checked over in scrutineering (it passed!) ready for her first ever outing as an official Rich Energy OMG Racing Yamaha R3 rider.
A full championship year means that there will be a lot to learn along the way, but on the first outing she looks a really smooth and focused rider - so with everything she's going to learn, and one of (if not the) best teams in the paddock, I've no doubt she'll improve with each round. ​​​​​​​
2022 - Round 1: Silverstone
Action shot here of Lissy, getting her knee down and hitting the apex!
Silverstone is a really tough track to get any photos, let alone good shots, due to the amount of fencing and the distance you are from the track (F1 requirements), so this was a particularly challenging image to capture.
I have cropped this to a 16:9 ratio, which is a widescreen format. I think this gives the image a gritty and slightly cinematic look and feel to it. Gritty and determined being two words you could use to describe Lissy too I think!!
2022 - Round 1: Silverstone
Ooops! Small off when the front tucked - but crashing is part of the job.
This is really a sign of a rider trying to find the limit on a new bike and a new track. Most important thing is that the Lissy was OK. The second most important thing, is that there was only very minor damage to the bike.
Not sure how many riders would agree, but there is an old saying that "if you're not crashing, then you're not going fast enough". Not quite sure how you're mean to get podiums if you're crashing, so whoever said that didn't think it through!

You may also like

Back to Top