Motorsport.com's Art director Eric Gilbert takes first prize win at the prestigious "Sarthe Endurance Photos" contest.
Le Mans, France, 2012-01-18. Motorsport.com's Art director and renown racing photographer Eric Gilbert added another award to his collection. He won first prize at the prestigious "Sarthe Endurance Photos" 2011 edition, a contest that is open to photography related to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship. From the 24th of April to the 5th of October 2011, over 1400 photos have been sent to the competition and Mr. Gilbert's photo of the #2 and #1 Audi R18 cars racing in the Le Mans forest was awarded the first prize by a jury headed by Le Mans legend Henri Pescarolo.
"Winning the "Sarthe Endurance Photos" competition is obviously a huge honor for me, for many different reasons. First: the 24 Hours of Le Mans is my favorite race of the year, and I suspect the favorite race of many top racing photographers around the world. They (well, we) all know how great Le Mans is and how incredibly photogenic this event can be, and the very best of those sharp shooters show up every year in La Sarthe. So a first place award in this level of competition certainly means a lot to me (to say the least)," said Eric Gilbert.
Motorsport.com's Art Director Eric Gilbert accepts the first prize in the Sarthe Endurance Photos competition
The results and more info about the "Sarthe Endurance Photos" contest can be found here.