Questions tagged [road-racing]

For questions generally about motor racing that takes place on a paved hard surface, as opposed to off-road racing. For questions about the class of bicycle racing, see 'road-biking'. For running races on city streets, see 'marathon'.

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Who was the first motorsport driver to perform ‘shoey’ - drinking alcohol out of a shoe, on podium?

Drinking beer out of one's own shoe is a ritual sometimes undertaken at parties and events in Australia, where it is referred to as a "shoey". Jack Miller celebrated his maiden MotoGP victory by ...
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Why does the fastest racer typically start at the front of the grid?

I've followed racing (cars and bikes) for years, and taken it for granted that the fastest qualifier would take pole position and start at the front of the grid. A friend asked me why that is, ...
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Motorcycle Track Racing - Late Braking

I've been competing in my local club racing for about a year now, I'm struggling to get to grips (excuse the pun) with late braking. Currently I'm braking very early, getting all the braking done in ...
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Is MXGP the most important circuit for motocross?

Is MXGP the most important circuit for motocross in the world? I do not know any other races in this typology
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Why are curbs used in motorsport?

In many motor sports, there are often curbs placed along the parts of the track where the driving line runs close to the edge of the track. This allows the driver to drift off the track slightly when ...
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How can F1 teams be competitive if they produce engines for each other?

There are several aspects I don't understand about teams who build engines for their competitors. Take for example Mercedes AMG who build engines for other teams like Sahara Force India, Williams ...
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Becoming a pro cyclist late

I've been racing for two seasons now - road, cyclocross and some mtb. I've had some wins and this is how I'd like to make a living, specifically road racing or cyclocross. But I just turned 22 and ...
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How does drifting work?

I have seen drifting in many movies, and, in fact, one of the fast and furious movies was dedicated specifically to drifting (Tokyo drift) How exactly does drifting work? What does the driver ...