Glossary of motorsport terms
The following is a glossary of terminology used in motorsport, along with explanations of their meanings.
200 MPH Club (Also known as the "2 Club" or "Dirty Two Club" for records taking place...
Glossary of motorsport terms - Wikipedia
Ferrari F1 Pit Stop Perfection
2013 Melbourne F1, poetry in motion.
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Dirt biking
There are many systems for classifying types of motorcycles, describing how the motorcycles are put to use, or the designer's intent, or some combination of the two. Six main categories are widely rec...
Enduro
Enduro is a form of motorcycle sport run on courses that are predominantly off-road. Enduro consists of many different obstacles and challenges. The main type of enduro event, and the format to which ...
Enduro - Wikipedia
Pole position
The term "pole position", as used in motorsports, is the position of the motor vehicle and its driver at the front of the grid in the starting lineup. This driver is referred to as the polesitter. Gri...
Pole position - Wikipedia
Car of Tomorrow
The Car of Tomorrow is the common name used for the chassis that accompanies NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series (since 2007) and Xfinity (since 2010) race cars.Best known for being used as the fifth generatio...
Car of Tomorrow - Wikipedia
Did Not Finish
In racing Did Not Finish (DNF) denotes a participant who does not finish a given race, either because of a mechanical failure, injury, or involvement in an accident. The term is used in all forms of r...
List of Formula One drivers who set a fastest lap
As of the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, 128 different drivers have set a fastest lap in a Formula One Grand Prix.Michael Schumacher holds the record, with 77 fastest laps between the 1992 Belgian Grand ...
List of Formula One drivers who set a fastest lap - Wikipedia
Broadsiding
Broadsiding is the method used in motorcycle speedway for travelling round the bends on the speedway track. The rider skids his rear wheel by spinning it at such a speed that it sets up a gyroscopic a...
Broadsiding - Wikipedia
Shift light
A shift light is a warning lamp fitted to vehicles in order to indicate to the driver that maximum RPM has almost been reached. Ideally a shift lamp will illuminate at the engine speed beyond that whi...
Shift light - Wikipedia
Satellite team
In motorsport, a satellite team is a team related to a larger, better-funded team. This relation may involve ownership, technical support and staff sharing, including drivers. Current examples include...
Test driver
In motorsport it is common to have one or more test drivers that work with the mechanics to help develop the vehicle by testing new systems on the track.
In NASCAR, test driving has mainly related...
Supermoto
Supermoto or Supermotard is motorcycle racing on a circuit that alternates between three types of track: flat track, motocross and road racing, using motorcycles designed for that purpose. Supermoto w...
Supermoto - Wikipedia
Freestyle Motocross
Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motocross in which motorcycle riders attempt to impress judges with jumps and stunts. The two main types of freestyle events are:...
Freestyle Motocross - Wikipedia
Drifting (motorsport)
Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. A car is ...
Drifting (motorsport) - Wikipedia
Start and park
Start and park is a term used in auto racing, particularly in NASCAR-sanctioned races, to describe the practice of racing teams starting races but pulling the car off the track after just a few laps i...
Pittsburgh left
The Pittsburgh left is a colloquial term for the driving practice of the first left-turning vehicle taking precedence over vehicles going straight through an intersection, associated with the Pittsbur...
Parc fermé
Parc fermé, literally meaning "closed park" in French, is a secure area at a motor racing circuit wherein the cars are driven back to the pits post- and sometimes pre-race. For example, according to t...
Parc fermé - Wikipedia
Indianapolis 500 pace cars
The Indianapolis 500 auto race has used a pace car every year since 1911. The pace car (or Safety car) is utilized for two primary purposes. At the start of the race, the pace car leads the assembled ...
Indianapolis 500 pace cars - Wikipedia
Chicane
A chicane is an artificial feature creating extra turns in a road, used in motor racing and on streets to slow traffic for safety. For example, one form of chicane is a short, shallow S-shaped turn, r...
Chicane - Wikipedia
Works team
A works team (sometimes factory team) is a sports team that is financed and run by a manufacturer or other business. Sometimes, works teams contain or are entirely made up of employees of the supporti...