In the grandstands, you might fare no better as many stands still have a large fence between you and the track while the distance to the track is also large. What's more, given the space available around each seat, you can't use a big lens either. My race day set up was to use the Nikon D800 with the compact 28-300mm lens. And to give me every opportunity for something, I bought a seat on the International Pits Straight and, there's no doubting this, I got a little bit lucky too. These are my pictures from the day (see also parts 2 & 3).