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BDH’s top 25 for 2023! Turn on, tune in, bug out!! It’s going to be a great year 👊

As we look towards 2023, motorsport fans have a lot to look forward to with some of the world’s most thrilling competitions set to take place. From Formula One to Dakar Rally, the world's best drivers and riders will compete in a series of exciting races. Here are the top 25 most exciting major motorsport championships for 2023, along with their dates, the history of the championship, and any famous personalities competing.

1. Formula One World Championship - March to November

Formula One remains the pinnacle of motorsport with 23 events scheduled across the globe in 2023. With famous personalities such as Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc competing, fans can expect high-octane action and fierce battles throughout the season.

2. MotoGP World Championship - March to November

MotoGP is the motorcycle championship that sees riders from all over the world compete on 18 tracks in different countries. With big names such as Marc Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, and Maverick Vinales competing, fans of the sport can look forward to an exciting season of action.

3. 24 Hours of Le Mans - June

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the ultimate test of endurance for manufacturers, drivers and teams. It is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing and is held annually near the town of Le Mans in France. Famous drivers who have competed at the race include Tom Kristensen, Jacky Ickx, and Derek Bell.

4. Indy 500 - May

The Indy 500 is one of the most prestigious motorsport events in the world, held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It features high-speed racing for 200 laps, making it a must-watch event for fans. Famous winners of the race include Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, and Helio Castroneves.

5. Dakar Rally - January

The Dakar Rally is an adventure-filled rally raid that sees competitors embark on a two-week-long journey through some of the most challenging terrain in the world. The race features competitors on motorcycles, cars, and trucks, with the winner being the participant who completes the course in the least amount of time. Famous competitors in previous years include Stephane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres, and Toby Price.

6. World Rally Championship - January to November

The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a competition that tests drivers' abilities to navigate challenging terrain across the globe. The WRC has world-class drivers such as Sebastien Ogier, Ott Tanak, and Elfyn Evans, and it’s a highly entertaining competition that requires intense driver focus and skill.

7. NASCAR Cup Series - February to November

The NASCAR Cup Series is the premier stock car racing series and has fierce competition between drivers racing at high speeds. Featuring iconic tracks such as Daytona, Talladega, and Martinsville speedways, the competition promises to be intense from start to finish. Famous drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Richard Petty.

8. Moto2 World Championship - March to November

Moto2 is the premier intermediate class in the MotoGP World Championship. The competition features up-and-coming racers on 600cc motorcycles hoping to showcase their skills and potentially establish themselves as future MotoGP champions.

9. Formula E World Championship - January to July

Formula E is an eco-friendly racing championship featuring electric-powered cars. It takes place in multiple cities across the world and aims to highlight the use of sustainable technology. Famous drivers in previous seasons include Jean-Eric Vergne, Sam Bird, and Lucas di Grassi.

10. World Superbike Championship - February to November

The World Superbike Championship is one of the premier production motorcycle racing championships. It features top-caliber motorbikes supplied by iconic companies such as Ducati, Aprilia, and Kawasaki. Famous riders who compete in the series include Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, and Chaz Davies.

11. Supercars Championship - January to December

The Supercars Championship is Australia's premier touring car racing, featuring some of the best drivers from the region competing on challenging Australian circuits. Famous drivers include Craig Lowndes, Dick Johnson, and Peter Brock.

12. British Touring Car Championship - March to October

The BTCC is one of the most exciting touring car series worldwide, with drivers competing in iconic cars such as the Honda Civic, BMW 330i and Ford Mondeo. Famous drivers who have competed in the series include Rickard Rydell, James Thompson, and Matt Neal.

13. Isle of Man TT - May to June

The Isle of Man TT is one of the most grueling and dangerous competitions in motorsport. The race features high-speed motorbikes racing on public roads around the Isle of Man, and it showcases riders' incredible courage and skill. Famous riders include John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, and Ian Hutchinson.

14. Formula 2 World Championship - March to November

The Formula 2 World Championship is the proving ground for up-and-coming motorsport talent. With drivers from all over the world racing at various circuits across the globe, it provides a way for young racers to showcase what they can do in the hope of one day racing in F1. Famous drivers to have come through the ranks include Charles Leclerc, George Russell, and Lando Norris.

15. FIM Motocross World Championship - March to September

The FIM Motocross World Championship has some of the world’s top motocross racers competing on challenging tracks worldwide. Famous riders include Jeffrey Herlings, Antonio Cairoli, and Tim Gajser.

16. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - January to November

IMSA is a North American endurance racing championship with the most capable sports car drivers battling over long periods, including 24-hour races.

17. TCR World Series - March to November

The TCR World Series is a touring car racing championship featuring close door to door racing that is both entertaining and highly competitive.

18. Supercross World Championship - January to May

The Supercross World Championship is a global indoor motocross championship where riders race on specially designed tracks. This competition features some of the greatest talents in the sport, and it takes place in cities around the world. Famous riders include Chad Reed, James Stewart, and Ricky Carmichael.

19. Global Rallycross Championship - March to October

Global Rallycross Championship features drivers racing on specially designed tracks with jumps and dirt sections. It is an action-packed competition, with drivers competing in cars from well-known manufacturers.

20. Blancpain GT World Challenge - March to November

The Blancpain GT series is a worldwide championship featuring GT3-class cars from well-known manufacturers such as Aston Martin, BMW, and Porsche. This racing series proves to be incredibly entertaining and showcases some of the world's best drivers.

21. Red Bull Air Race World Championship - April to October

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is an air race series where pilots from around the world compete to navigate a challenging course in the fastest time possible. Pilots fly custom-built planes in the sky and have to complete the course without any errors.

22. FIA European Drag Racing Championship - May to September

The FIA European Drag Racing Championship involves top drag racers from across Europe competing in a variety of classes, with the aim of achieving the fastest time possible across the finish line.

23. Super GT - April to November

The Super GT is a GT500 and GT300 class racing championship based in Japan. It showcases the world's top automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Honda, and Lexus, who compete in the series. Famous drivers who have competed include Juichi Wakisaka, Naoki Yamamoto, and Kosuke Matsuura.

24. Daytona 24 - January

The Daytona 24 is an endurance race that sees drivers compete for 24 hours on the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The competition features a mix of professional and semi-professional drivers competing in high-powered racing cars.

25. Texas Mile - March, October, and November

The Texas Mile is a motorsport event that is all about straight-line speed. The race takes place on a heavily guarded one-mile track that allows competitors to achieve top speeds in their vehicles. The event features cars, trucks, and motorcycles with over 2,000 horsepower, with top speeds reaching over 250 mph.

Motorsport fans can expect a thrilling year of racing in 2023. With some of the most prestigious championships taking place, featuring iconic drivers and riders, there will be plenty of high-octane action to keep fans entertained. Whether it's F1, MotoGP or any of the other exciting competitions on this list, there's sure to be something for everyone. Stay tuned on the respective event webpages to catch up on the schedule and other important details.

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