The sports car racing is a form of racing circuit with sports cars that have two seats and wheels included. They can be built (Prototype) or related to road models (Grand Touring).
A type of hybrid between the purism of free wheels and the familiarity of car racing, this style is often associated with the 24-hour annual Le Mans race. First race in 1923, Le Mans is one of the oldest word of the races still in existence. Italian classics, the Targa Florio (1906-1977) and the Mille Miglia (1927-1957), and the Panamerican Race of Mexico (1950-1954) are other classic sports cars racing, but disappeared. Most first-class sports car races emphasize resistance (usually between 2.5 and 24 hours), reliability and pure speed strategy. Longer runs usually involve complex pits strategy and regular driver changes. As a result, sports car racing is considered more of a team effort than an individual sport, with team bosses like John Wyer, Tom Walkinshaw, Henri Pescarolo, Peter Sauber and Reinhold Joest to be almost as famous as their some drivers.
Prestigious historical brands such as Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Bentley, Aston Martin, Lotus, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz and BMW are built partly on success in sports car racing and Sportscar world. These top road car manufacturers have often been very similar in both engineering and style to those who ran. This close association with nature “exotic” cars is a useful distinction between racing sports cars and passenger cars.
The 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans were once widely seen as the triple of sports car racing. Driver Ken Miles was the only one to win all three in the same year, but for a mistake in the Ford GT40 team orders at Le Mans in 1966 that cost him the victory despite finishing first.