Motorsport, motor sports or motor cycle racing is a broad term employed to cover the entire spectrum of competitive sporting activities that feature the use of powered vehicles, either for racing or other non-riding competition. Many countries and their residents have their own popular weekend motor sports festivals, such as the Isle of Man Tour, Formula One race weekends or the DTM race series that are shared by countries throughout the world. Some common factors that are shared include the size and expense of the teams participating, the location of the races and the possibility of additional street races being added to the calendar as well.
The increasing popularity of stock car racing and the wide variety of national and international stock car events that are held annually, has led to the development of countless different motorsport series that are now available to participants around the world. Many of these national and international stock car racing championships require tremendous amounts of skill and dedication in order to excel at them, with some requiring years of professional involvement before participants are allowed to compete. Many amateur drivers, as well as those who participate in smaller stock car events for pleasure, find stock car racing to be a very enjoyable and exciting way to enjoy the competition and to race on a closed track. These types of tracks are often called oval tracks, and they can take many forms, from simple ones that feature one long straightaway to massive courses that offer multiple curves and turns. These courses are often developed by professional race circuit organizers and are frequently designed for a particular type of vehicle, such as stock car vehicles.
The World Motocross Association is the governing body for motor sports in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The most famous of these organizations is the GP Futures Series, which is an eight-stage series of advanced motorsport events over a great range of dates that allows qualified teams to take part in a wide selection of events, with the goal of achieving the best results possible. Other significant motorsport series include the Dakar rally, Formula One championship series, World Touring Car Championship and the restructured Transpororganization Sponsored Sports Competition. Each of these series has its own dedicated fans and followers and allow participants to show their love of the sport by participating in races and attending events. Motor racing is not only a great and exciting sport but also a competition of several levels, and is the main source of revenue for a great many of the countries’ most famous and popular sporting teams and sports clubs.