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One Off Accreditation for MotoGP
Gordon Haywood, Photographer
Perth | West Australia | Australia | Posted: 8:24 AM on 07.24.12
->> The Australian motorcycle magazine I do some work for has agreed to support my application for media accreditation for the Australian Round of the MotoGP. Although I've not shot MotoGP previously, one has to start somewhere. Any suggestions from those with experience in submitting an application that may succeed?? I've shot World Superbikes, the magazine has the largest circulation of all motorcycle magazines in Aust.

Thanks
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Doug Pizac, Photographer
Sandy | UT | USA | Posted: 8:35 AM on 07.24.12
->> What does the application process want other than a sponsor? That's usually the main determining hurdle for access to various events.
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Jamey Price, Photographer, Assistant
Charlotte | NC | USA | Posted: 11:40 AM on 07.24.12
->> Email Scott Jones or Andrew Wheeler. Nic Coury could weigh in on this as well.
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Nic Coury, Photographer
Monterey | CA | | Posted: 2:01 PM on 07.24.12
->> Yo Gordon,

It's like any other bike racing, just a much bigger deal.

The GP app requires a handful of things, including previous press clips and an assignment letter and a few other things.

Check with the media person at the Philip Island circuit. They'll be able to help you with the app process. All the GP events I've shot (Laguna and Indy), I've always applied via the circuit.

Email me directly if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

~ Nic
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Gordon Haywood, Photographer
Perth | West Australia | Australia | Posted: 12:46 AM on 07.25.12
->> Thanks Nic and Jamey. I've emailed the media people for Phillip Island, their email address was well concealed!
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Andrew Wheeler, Photographer
Capitola | CA | USA | Posted: 12:32 PM on 07.25.12
->> Gordon..

What Nic said...

Typically it's the same deal regardless of track because the track uses the Dorna form as a template...

If you are working for printed media you will need five to ten pdf's of your work *in print* (not online or web - Dorna doesn't count websites as print and so most folks who work for websites, especially if they're annual hard card holders will have a blue hard card and most likely will have had to pay bookoo €'s for the privilege), and a letter of assignment from an editor. You'll also need a hard copy of the magazine to send to them as well.

That's usually it. Dorna then reviews the applications submitted to the track and then approves accordingly.

You'll usually find out if you're okay about two weeks before the event.

So if you do everything right you'll end up with an orange one event pass.

As an annual hard card (orange) holder and freelancer, the requirements are pretty stiff as Dorna also doesn't like freelancers, unless you're prolific when it comes to having images in print, and so you'll need a whole slew of pdf's, three to five assignment letters from magazines you submit to as well as a current magazines from each showing your work that has to be mailed to Spain.

Hope that helps.

See you there perhaps.
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Gordon Haywood, Photographer
Perth | West Australia | Australia | Posted: 6:57 PM on 07.25.12
->> Thanks Andrew. All that doesn't sound too difficult. Not sure if it helps or not but if I'm covering an event exclusively for the magazine I'll do the write up as well which may run to 6 pages.

Hope to see you at Phillip Island
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Gordon Haywood, Photographer
Perth | West Australia | Australia | Posted: 5:46 AM on 08.01.12
->> "If you are working for printed media you will need five to ten pdf's of your work *in print* (not online or web - Dorna doesn't count websites as print and so most folks who work for websites, especially if they're annual hard card holders will have a blue hard card and most likely will have had to pay bookoo €'s for the privilege), and a letter of assignment from an editor. You'll also need a hard copy of the magazine to send to them as well."

Andrew, received the application package today, exactly as you had described it. Sent it all in, now I've got the 8 week wait to find out. Timing is a little annoying as all the decent accommodation has gone, so I'll be sleeping on the floor... the things we do for our job!
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