Sports car racing is a type of auto racing, in which, as evident from its name, sports cars are used. Major car manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW, all have cars that compete in races. The sport is popular in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. The racing class 'Touring cars' is also very similar to sports car racing.
There are two different classes of sports cars used for racing, which are:
Sports prototype: This class of cars are the highest level in the all of sports car racing. They are purpose-built with enclosed wheels, and can have open or closed cockpits. There are two classes of this type P1 and P2 based on weight specifications.
Grand Touring (GT): This type are production cars of on-road models. GT racing is the most common type of sports car racing found around the world. GTs are classified into four divisions based on various specifications.
There are several regional, national and international racing series conducted for the sport. The FIA World Endurance Championship is the most popular series that features races for both sports prototype and GT.
The three most popular races in all of sports car racing are, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
- Touring Car Racing — a type of auto track racing, which uses heavily modified road-going cars.
- Sprint Car Racing — a racing sport that involves direct racing of high-powered small cars
- Stock Car Racing — a car racing sport in which production-based cars, called stock cars, are used for racing.
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