Motorsport In Russia: What It ?
Our domestic motor sport has been developing for over a century. During this time, he had ups and downs. Car race began to be held back in Tsarist Russia. At that time were widely racing between major cities and towns (especially between the capital and St. Petersburg), climbs a hill, and, of course, the caravans. Historians no consensus about the date of the very first race held in Russia, but most experts agree on a date October 23, 1889.
This race, length 41 km, took place near St. Petersburg and has collected seven riders from across the country. After 11 years of motor racing enthusiasts organized the first Russian club Motorists who 4 years later was transformed into a radioactive waste (Russian Automobile Society). The primary objectives of the newly created company was: the development of motorsport in the Russian Empire, organizing and conducting racing. Unlike Europeans, who quickly realized the danger of racing on roads not intended for this, and went to closed racing tracks – we have continued to hold rally between the cities, the linear race on the freeway, and race speed record. It lasted until the mid-50s, created shortly before RFAS (Russian Federation of Motor Sports) joined the International Federation Motorsport. From now on, car races were held on the rings in a long three and nine miles.
All racing race cars were divided into 3 classes: Formula-1, Formula-3 and Formula Junior, the first time in Russian history, the championship consisted of several Grand Prix. K the way it should be noted that the class of formula-1, we existed only on paper. But, despite this Russian motorsport fairly rapidly developed, until the 80s of last century. Currently, our motor sports to be in poor condition. One major problem is the lack of world-class motor racing track, as well as public policy in support of the sport. But despite this, slowly begin to emerge projects on construction of new modern racetracks. On the current state of affairs can be judged from the following fact: RTCC Championship 2008/2009 season will consist of seven Grand Prix (eighth stage has not officially confirmed). Three races must go on the road to Smolensk, and 3 more in Myachkovo and venue of the remaining phases is open to question. In such circumstances, our athletes can not develop normally, which naturally affects their results in international racing series. Besides the aforementioned tracks is still racing circuit in Krasnoyarsk, which meets all the requirements of FIA and St. Petersburg, upgrade to be completed in autumn 2008. Also soon to be operational track in Tatarstan. This project was designed autodrome 'court architect of Formula 1' Hermann Tilke and meets all international standards. . The above route in Russia is not unique%