The world-famous races compete directly with the Formula 1 (F1) race in terms of attractiveness and the number of fans.
Formula 1 racing is world-famous for having the fastest speed, the most expensive cost. But speed is not the deciding factor all. Many viewers complained that the F1 races were quite boring and uncompetitive, they wanted something new and more attractive. Therefore, there are many races launched to suit the tastes of each audience group.
Here is a list of the most attractive and popular car racing events in the world besides Formula 1 racing:
1. Isle of Man TT
For motorbike lovers, this is a race not to be missed. Held annually on an island between England and Ireland, Isle of Man TT gives the audience unprecedented excitement that no race has ever achieved.
The drivers will conquer a total length of 365 km with 6 laps around the island. The track has up to 264 bends and almost no protective barriers, many locations even have stone walls, extremely dangerous obstacles. The average speed of the riders always maintained at 200-300 km/h. In the Isle of Man TT, superb technique is not enough, to win the race, it must be reckless and daring.
2. Paris Dakar Rally
The story begins in 1977, when the French driver Thierry Sabine was lost in the middle of the Tenere desert during a race from Abidjan to Nice. Immersed in the desert, he realized that the endless stretch of sandy beach would be an ideal place for amateur riders like him to be able to test endurance. When he returned, he devoted the rest of his life to his colleagues in building the Paris Dakar Rally race today.
3. Daytona 500 – NASCAR
This is the most popular motorsport race in America. Held in Florida, the Daytona 500 racetrack is shaped like a football field but measures more than 4 km each. And to complete the 500-mile (over 800-kilometer) course, drivers had to run all 200 laps.
All racing cars in Daytona 500 or other tournaments in the NASCAR system are made by 3 car manufacturers Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota. To ensure fairness, the vehicles that are manufactured are imposed with strict technical standards so there is almost no difference. With a V8 engine, 725 horsepower capacity and large carburetor, racing cars in Daytona 500 can reach speeds of 300 km/h.