Auto rallying (in US widely known as rally racing) is a category of auto racing that is generally held on public roads with specially built or modified production road cars. This distinctive motor sport is well-known for running in non-Formula One-style course, but in its place in a point-to-point scheme where main drivers with their co-drivers rally to point starting in standard intervals from initiate points. This unique approach to racing sport is not actually racing in the common sense. The unpredictable and entertaining nature of the auto rallying, and the fact that the cars are in some cases strongly related to road vehicles, attracts huge spectator interest, especially in Asia, Europe and
At the same time as it is nearly definite that analogous racing competitions took place just about as early as cars were constructed, modern auto rallying started off in the 20th century in Europe, and gained a platform in car-mad
The next massive step forward for auto rallying was the origination of World Rally Championship. However, there were downbeats because countries with several rallies were eventually forced to appoint a solitary event for the local world championship to the detriment of all other rounds.
After the Second World War, the rally's ?Golden Age? began. Drivers became rewarded as professionals and technology achieved shocking development speed. Furthermore, more and more sponsors began to pock the paint of the rally autos with advertisements, making the rally increasingly profitable business.
World Rally Championship
The WRC is a chain of auto rally races throughout the world, with a core spotlight on
Nowadays, the World Rally Championship is held virtually on all continents. By some estimation, auto rallying is second only after the F1 juggernaut. It has created exceptional levels of visibility in past years, but in a number of ways detached the motor sport from its common ?grassroots? past.
The Paris-Dakar Rally ("The Dakar") is an off-road race held each year and presently sanctioned by the Amaury Sport Organization. The event is open to non-professional entries which regularly consist over 70% of the competitors.
Despite its name, The Dakar is an off-road ?survival? race rather than a traditional rally ? the landscape, the competitors cross, is greatly tough and the cars employed are true off-road ones than the adapted sedans used in auto rallying. Nearly all of the competitive stages are off-road, crossing mud, dunes, camel grass, erg, rocks, amongst others. The distances to cover range from several miles to several hundred miles per day.