#FujiFanBoys

About a month ago I contacted Keitaro So of Fujifilm to pitch an idea to him.
I told him that a Singapore Fuji Fanboy, Ringo Chong will be racing at the 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge. This GT races kicks off the season in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. Followed by Chang in Thailand, Suzuka and Fuji Speedway in Japan, Korea and ending 2019 season in Shanghai China.
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Keitaro So, Ringo Chong and me. Informal lunch meeting and we are all glad this project took off. X100F

One thing lead to another, So San manage ink a deal to collaborate with Ringo Chong. I will conduct 2 session of Motorsports Workshop over the race weekend. Here the participants will have guided excess to the iRACE.WIN garage, the grid walk, close encounter with the race team and most importantly to support a fellow race driver and Fuji Fanboy.
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We had about 40 plus participant over the weekend. This is not possible without the support of Fujifilm staff from Malaysia. In fact on top of all the XF50-140mm and XF100-400mm lenses; they also brought not one; not two but three XF200mm F2 lenses for the participant to test this monster lens. I can’t think of a better place to bring this lens to.

 

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Drivers briefing at Media Centre. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Don’t you think this is the coolest Fujifilm polo? Each participant received one at the workshop.

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A shot of my media vest with Ringo Chong.

What is Motorsports without race queen? We manage to have a location shoot at the paddock roof top with four lovely Fujifilm Race Queen. Broncolor lights were set-up for participant to have a go at location photography. Thank you Broncolor Singapore for coming up to Sepang to support with the best light in the industry.
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Fujifilm Race Queen. Love the lighting? It’s Broncolor! My Fav light when paired with Fujifilm.

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Race queen shoot at the Paddock roof top. Light by Broncolor.

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I tried my best to pose as well as the race queen. LOL.

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Participants at full throttle.

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Location shoot.

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Group photo with some of the Sunday participants.

I remembered sharing with all the participants that Motorsports is not just about photographing race cars. There are many other opportunities to photograph; the race team at work, the preparation, the set-up, the track side, the race queens, the other competitors, the emotion of the winning team, the fans, the podium and also the losing team. Every moment is a photo opportunity.
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Ringo being interview before the start. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Me, giving a sharing session on motorsport photography.

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Team iRACE.WIN. Ringo is in car 111.

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Grid Girls.

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X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Victory! X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Race Queen. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Tyre pressure check at the grid before the start.

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X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Group photos of Fuji Fan Boys!

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Ringo driving the AMG GT4. X-T3 + XF100-400mm

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Driver change. Ringo taking over from Setiawan.

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Driver change for car 199. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Morris Chen #28 Ferrari GT3. Hub Auto

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Safety First. X-T3 +XF10-24mm

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Push. Push. Push.

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Competitors.

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Fujifilm Race Queen. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Fuji Fanboys.

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Live update.

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Fuji Fanboys vs Lovely Liqui Moly Gals.

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X-T3 + XF10-24mm.

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Ringo getting ready.

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Tyre change due to weather change. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Fans!

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Ringo at the grid. Focusing and getting ready for the race. X-T3 + XF10-24mm.

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Sweet Victory. A podium shot with X-T3 + XF100-400mm

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Ringo with Setiawan.

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Up Close. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Ringo sharing some racing stuff with fellow Fuji Fan Boys before his race.

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Sharing some limelight with the Grid Gals before the race starts.

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It’s really hot and may I borrow your umbrella? X-T3 + XF10-24mm.

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Reflection. X-T3 + XF10-24mm.

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Japanese photographer taking a wefie.

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Zooming on… X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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So happy to see a fellow Fuji Fan Boy at the Podium. Well done Ringo and also Setiawan for the double win.

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Ringo and Setiawan congratulating the winners of the BMW team.

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Team HubaAuto.

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Ringo in the AMG GT4. X-T3 + XF100-400mm.

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Good Luck Ringo! X-T3 + XF10-24mm.

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Setiawan & Ringo. Photo taken right after finishing 3rd on round 2. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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Pit Lane. Panning with X100F

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There is always time for a wefie. #X-T3+ XF10-24mm

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Lunch break at the Hospitality Suite.

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Participant registering and getting some lenses to test out.

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Thank you Ron Low. He drove all the way from Singapore to Sepang to attend this workshop. Truly a Fuji Fanboy.

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AMG GT4

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Lovely Liqui Moly Gals. X100F

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Another sharing session from Ringo to the participants.

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Congrats to Ringo Chong! Well done despite the hiccups. X-T3 + XF10-24mm

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XF200mm Buddies.

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Good meeting a fellow X100 shooter. 😊

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Selfie with Ringo with my iPhone.

Ringo Chong finishes 3rd in both round 1 and 2 in the GT4 Class. What a great start to the season and I am sure many more Fuji Fanboys around the world will be supporting him. Ringo started his journey with a Fujifilm X-T1, X70, and now a X-T100 for race Vlogging and a X-T3. Do follow his IG https://www.instagram.com/ringochong11/ and also i.RACE.WIN at
Both video in this blogpost, courtesy of iRACE.WIN and Ringo Chong

 

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Fuji Fan Boy Ringo Chong.

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#FujiFanBoys

Lastly do follow my new Fuji Fan Boys IG. Just click on this

link to follow : https://www.instagram.com/fujifanboys/

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