Currently, of motor racing there are 6 live televised events of 2 different competitions and 2 TV channels will broadcast each of them. The next event that you will be able to enjoy will be the NASCAR Xfinity Series (Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas Speedway) - Playoffs - Round of 8) which will be played next Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 3:00 PM and will be televised by NBC .
The first motor racing
competition was the Paris – Rouen
. It was organized in 1894 by the French magazine Le Petit Journal
. 69 vehicles started a 50-kilometer route to determine which ones would be chosen to participate in the race. Only 25 managed to enter. Marquis Jules-Albert de Dion
was the winner by completing the 127 kilometers that separate the two cities in a time of six hours and 48 minutes, but was disqualified for not complying with the technical regulations.
The French Automobile Club
was the driving force behind the first international tests. Generally, they began or ended in the capital of France. Some even crossed continents, such as the 1907 between Beijing and Paris (9,317 miles) or the 1908 from New York to Paris. This race that started in the United States is the longest in history with a distance of 22,000 miles. The winners took a total of 169 days to complete.
Increasing popularity and safety problems led to the construction of the first circuits. Brooklands
was the first to host motor vehicle racing. It was inaugurated in 1907 with a length of 4.43 kilometers and three curves.
there are different categories depending on the type of vehicle, the location and the route or the criteria to determine the winner.
are raced with cars designed exclusively for these events. They use special tires and have elements, such as ailerons, to find the best possible aerodynamics and speed. They are held on circuits with a lap or time limit. The winner is the one who crosses the finish line in first position. The most popular competition of this type is the Formula 1
are disputed by sections and the driver is assisted by a co-pilot who gives directions on the route. The goal is to complete it in the shortest time possible. The records of each of the sections are added at the end of the event to make the general classification. The winner is the one who has taken the least time to complete the entire route.
Those of resistance
seek to make the most of the vehicle's capabilities, especially durability. They can be both on a circuit, such as the World Endurance Championship (WEC) or on off-road sections, such as the Dakar Rally