Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Auto racing

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. Motor racing or motorsport may also mean motorcycle racing, and can comprise motorboat racing and air racing. It is one of the world's most popular spectator sports and perhaps the most thoroughly commercialized.Auto racing began almost immediately after the construction of the first successful petrol-fuelled autos. In 1894, the first contest was organized by Paris magazine Le Petit Journal, a consistency test to determine best performance.A year later the first real race was staged in France, from Paris to Bordeaux. First over the line was Émile Levassor but he was ineligible because his car was not a necessary four-seater.


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