Most interesting types of motorsports

Formula 1

Formula 1 is the most popular form of single-seater car racing, and is held at many different venues all over the world. The most famous Formula 1 race is probably the Monaco Grand Prix, which involves races around the streets of the principality. Beginning in the spring, the Formula 1 World Championship is held every year.


NASCAR racing is the most popular motorsport in the US. Along with a variety of different types of stock car racing, such as the Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series, there is also an event that features trucks – the Camping World Truck Series. Most US states have NASCAR venues, and with some also in Canada, there are about a hundred tracks in all that host NASCAR racing.


Speedway is a motorcycle sport that involves races between four and six riders. On most occasions the races on an oval track will last four laps, though finals tend to be two laps longer. In the UK, speedway teams compete against each other, with the points accrued by each individual rider going towards their team’s overall points tally.


In the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar racing has one of the most famous races in the whole of auto racing. Unlike Formula 1, though, where most races take part on a track, 50% of IndyCar races take place on a track, and 50% on the road/street.

World Rally Championship

One of the most challenging of all auto racing events, the World Rally Championship features cars racing in a diverse range of conditions and on a diverse range of surfaces. Currently, there are thirteen different events, all over three days.

Motorcycle Grand Prix

There are three different classes in the Motorcycle Grand Prix – Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP, with the latter being the most important of the three. This road racing event for motorcycles involves the use of prototype bikes.

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