The 10 Greatest Motorsport Races in the World

Our world is full of great sports. Some prefer football, others watch sports like cricket or darts, even. Swimming, wrestling and boxing are also interesting. Some people have the need, the need for speed and since they don’t own Formula 1 cars, they resort to watching Formula 1. Actually, motorsports in general can be very interesting and entertaining. With that in mind, here are the best motorsport races in the world.

Daytona500

500 miles and 200 laps around the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Part of the NASCAR series of races, it is a spectacle which you have to see to believe.

Indy500

Another very interesting race, also hailing from the United States. This time, we move to Indiana and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Another 500 miles and 200 laps, but this time of IndyCar Series racing. 

Dakar Rally

Once going from France to Senegal via various different vehicles, then a journey through South America, to today’s edition in Saudi Arabia, the Dakar Rally is a life or death rally with many different vehicle categories, over many weeks of driving through really rough terrain.

Monaco Grand Prix

The most known Formula 1 race, taking place in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Formula 1 races are all popular in general, but none of them like the Monaco Grand prix. Everyone wants to win this race, it is like the Wimbledon of Formula 1.

Isle of Man TT

Motorcycle racing can be quite dangerous and if you like that type of driving, then the Isle of Man TT is the right race for you. It has a long tradition, dating back to 1907. Scotland has always had its surprises and this race is one of them.

Bathurst 1000

Every country in the world has its own interesting race, and Australia has the Bathurst 1000. One thousand kilometers of V8 supercar racing should be enough to get anybody excited. The race is often very close and very intense, as well as dangerous. V8 supercars go really fast.

The Reno Air Races

Well, motorsports does mean motorized vehicles, but they don’t have to be on the ground. The Reno Air Races are just that, plane races in Reno, Nevada. Planes are pretty fun, and they go faster than cars.

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Rally Finland

All rally races are very entertaining and dangerous, but Rally Finland has specific challenges which send cars flying into the air. Trails and trees are old news, get with the times and start flying your cars (just a bit).

The 24 Hours Nurburgring

In Nurburg, Germany, things get really fast, but not just for some time, but an entire day. The Nurburgring is a very famous racetrack and when this race is on, people do it for an entire day. Endurance racing can be very tiring and difficult.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Like the Nurburgring race, this one also has people racing for 24 hours, but this time in Le Mans, France. If you can watch this for 24 hours, imagine how the ones driving are feeling.

These are the world’s 10 greatest motorsport races.