Motorsport fans know that there are a lot of famous races around the world, but which are the best?
When people speak about the best motorsport races in the world, one of the most famous events that generally comes to mind is Formula 1. Yet there are other fantastic racing competitions you should know about.
Whether you prefer NASCAR betting or watching high-speed motorcycle races, here are the top 10 races to check out!
1. Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is the most glamorous race in the world. It’s held on the streets of Monaco, is the most prestigious race on the F1 calendar, and is also one of the most expensive races to participate in. The drivers who win here are guaranteed to go down in history as legends of motorsport.
2. Isle of Man TT
The Isle of Man TT is the oldest continuous motorcycle race in the world. It was first held in 1907 and has run more or less every year since then.
The race is held on the Isle of Man, a small island between Britain and Ireland that measures only about 33 miles long. The course itself is just over 37 miles long but includes over 200 corners as well as several steep hills—including one called Ballaugh Bridge—and fast straights with even faster jumps.
3. Dakar Rally
The Dakar Rally is an annual rally raid that takes place on different continents and has been held since 1979. It is the world’s most challenging and prestigious off-road race.
The race has grown over the years, with more competitors wanting to be involved every year. Some days, competitors cover over 500 miles in a single day – it’s certainly a test of endurance.
4. 24 Hours of Le Mans
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the oldest and most prestigious auto races in the world. It started in 1923 as a test for new cars but quickly became recognized as a great way to showcase technology and endurance.
The race takes place annually on France’s Circuit de la Sarthe, which was first used for this event in 1923. The track is about 8 miles long, with 38 turns.
5. Indy 500
The Indianapolis 500 is the most prestigious and significant race of the IndyCar season. The race is held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana on a 2.5-mile (4 km) oval.
It’s not just about speed – there’s also plenty else going on over the weekend, including qualifying rounds where drivers will battle each other for pole position before lining up their vehicles ready for the start time on Sunday afternoon.
6. Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge is an endurance rally held in the United Arab Emirates, organized by the Emirates Motorsports Organization. The rally takes place on varying terrain and is open to cars, motorcycles, and trucks (it was originally just for cars when it began in 1991).
7. Baja 1000
The Baja 1000 is a long-distance off-road race that takes place in Mexico. It can be described as a combination of several other races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Dakar Rally.
A large number of competitors begin the race at the same time and then try to navigate through extreme terrain while avoiding obstacles such as dunes and mountain cliffs. These drivers also have to deal with high speeds and crashes!
8. Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is held at Goodwood House, which is located in West Sussex, England.
It’s a three-day event that began in 1993 and has been held every year since then, except for 2020. The first race was started by Lord March, who owns the estate on which the circuit sits.
9. Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is the pinnacle of Formula One racing in Asia. Held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, it is one of the most popular races on the calendar, attracting huge crowds from all over the world. It’s also the first street circuit ever to host a night race, making it arguably one of the most atmospheric races on earth.
10. Nürburgring 24 Hours
The Nürburgring 24 Hours is a race held at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. It is one of the most prestigious races in the world, and it’s also considered to be one of the most dangerous. Over 700 drivers can take part each year (in 200 cars), so it’s always hotly contested.
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