Motor Sports Association

Types of Motor Sport

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Drag Racing
Drag Racing
A head-to-head sprint race between two cars over a flat and straight course of 440yds.
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Autocross
Autocross
A time trial speed event in which competitors race against the clock on a grass or unsealed surface.
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Autotest
Autotest
A test of driving skills and manoeuvring tests often in specially modified cars, recognised as ‘stunt driving’.
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Circuit Racing
Circuit Racing
The most popular and well-known form of motor sport, ranging from F1 and BTCC to low cost entry-level events.
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Cross-Country
Cross-Country
Competitors tackle timed courses over arduous off-road terrain at multi or single venues.
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Endurance Road Rally
Endurance Road Rally
Exciting, friendly and low cost form of rallying. It combines off-road special tests (called selectifs) with a road rally route, making it the perfect next step up from 12-cars.
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Hill Climb
Hill Climb
Individual timed runs along an uphill point-to-point course.
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Karting
Karting
Often seen as the breeding ground for future stars as children can compete from 8 years old, but also a sport in its own right. Long circuit karting features significantly faster karts for adult competitors.
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Rallycross
Rallycross
The ultimate cross-over sport, featuring short races around a circuit comprising a combination of both sealed and unsealed surfaces.
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Rallying
Rallying
Stage rallying challenges drivers and their co-drivers to maintain a scheduled average speed over a series of ‘stages’, often held in forests. Road Rallying is a test of map reading and clue solving while driving to a time schedule on public roads.
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Sprint
Sprint
Individual runs around a circuit or over a course in an attempt to set the fastest time.
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Time Attack
Time Attack
Originated in Japan. Street tuned cars built by highly respected tuning companies compete to set the fastest overall lap time at selected circuits all over the country.
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Trials
Trials
Competitors try to complete a low-speed course on a slippery unsealed surface. Car Trials use production cars, while Sporting Trials use bespoke vehicles on more demanding courses.
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