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Autocross is also known as Gymkhana, Auto-x, Solo and Autosalom.  It is similar to motor sports that mainly focus on active participation and safe competition. It is safer because only one car runs on a track at one time in which the racer has to navigate through a defined track on sealed or unsealed surface. The tracks are normally one to two kilometers. For the beginners, it is the best sport to take part in to develop their skills for auto racing and other competitive sports.

Events usually have many classes that let almost any vehicle, from economy sedans to purpose-built racing cars, to compete. Due to the construction of typical track, speeds can be lowered down when compared to other types of motorsports, typically not going more than highway speeds, but the activity level can be greater than even Formula One due to the huge number of features in each course.


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