Humans love speed. High speed driving gives us an irresistible high. For the sheer skill, technique, or dare devilry, motorsports is unmatched in that it seeks the ultimate mastery of man over machine. A champion driver is a fit individual who can respond to stimuli at the speed of light. Holding oneís nerves at break neck speeds is not everyoneís forte and indeed thatís the reason why there are a few who are champions in this sport, and how.
From the days since man mastered movement, the desire to find means of transportation has led him to make the amazing innovations that we see today. Car and bike racing has reached levels of innovation that would make research scientists pale in comparison. An F1 racing car is no less sophisticated than a satellite launch vehicle. Behind each one of these mean machines lies years of toil and research. Trying out newer technologies to adhere to the ever raising levels of safety this sport has become synonymous with safety as it is with speed.
F1 car racing is the queen among all motor sports. Billions watch it for the nerve-wracking, hair-raising, teeth-gnashing entertainment it provides. Held in specially constructed circuits all over the world, this sport is numero uno when it comes to the monies generated. World car racing is another sport, where the action shifts to the country side on real roads and dirt tracks. With cars reaching speeds of over 150 miles an hour, this sport is no less exciting and involves no less daring. The limits of men and their machines are put to the ultimate test.
Bikes are perennial favorites of the youth today. No wonder that many youth icons today are moto bike racers who accomplish incredulous speeds on their bikes. Valentino Rossi, the seven time world biking champion is now trying his hand at world car racing and not doing bad either. Indy car racing attracts crowds in droves in the Americas. Truck racing is actively pursued in the Americas, Europe, and Asia today. The need for speed has and will never be fulfilled and till then manís tryst with the wheel will continue to go on and on.