Motorsports, motor sport or motor sport is a very broad term used to include the entire spectrum of competitive sporting activities that primarily involve the application of motorsport vehicles. From Formula One car racing to endurance racing and even off road vehicles. It’s almost impossible to think about motorsport without thinking of cars, trucks, racers and motorcycles.
The exact origins of motorsport are uncertain but it is thought that some of the earliest recorded motorsport activities took place in the Middle East. As a matter of fact, the word itself actually means “car racing” in Arabic. The first known motorsport activities were developed as early as the nineteenth century but their popularity did not really grow until the early twentieth century.
Today motorsport vehicles are generally more powerful, faster and heavier than their earlier versions. Most commonly the motorsport vehicles are either road legal vehicles or race cars. Although they come in many different forms, the main motorsport vehicle is the race car, which is primarily considered a private property with no legal rights over it. In a way, a race car is a piece of machinery with limited rights in regards to ownership. However, it does have some legal rights as it can be driven on public roads and it can be taken to public places such as car parks and race tracks.
As mentioned before, there are a large number of countries around the world that regularly host motorsports. In addition, there are a number of international motorsport competitions such as the World Motor Sport Association (WMSA) which is an international body responsible for the regulation and administration of many international motorsports. These competitions have been held annually since 1930. Apart from these international competitions, there are also local competitions that occur annually in most major cities across the world. These local competitions are sometimes called road races. These road races normally feature vehicles that have been modified in order to make them more aerodynamic as well as more durable.
There are basically two types of motorsports – open and closed. Open motorsports, as the name suggests, takes place on the track and are usually organised by race organisers and promoters while closed motorsports do not require any type of legal permission or official sanctioning. These include off road, drag racing at speed. The latter type of motorsport usually involves a small number of vehicles being used in a race.
Some people regard motorsport to be a very competitive sport and intense and if you go to the track there is absolutely nothing like it. However, many people regard motorsport as a fun activity and even a relaxing way to spend some quality time with friends.