Rally car racing is a highly competitive type of motor sport that takes place primarily on public roads or private roads in most countries. However, some countries allow car rallies to be held on other types of public roads and highways.
The basic rules of rally car racing are the same as those in other forms of auto racing. The only difference is the speed limit for the cars and the type of tires used. All cars have four wheels, so they can move easily across the open road and compete against each other. Some races use only one vehicle so that the driver can race from one side to another as the vehicle races along.
The first race is often called the prologue race. It takes place prior to the race. The race itself is normally just like any other auto race except that the winner is the car that runs faster around the track and gets the first position. The reason for the prologue is to set the stage for the main event which is the full-on race. The prologue is normally shorter than the full-blown race, although it can still be long enough for spectators to get a good view of the action.
The main event is usually run the night before. It takes place after the prologue and is usually run at a different track, so that the two events do not compete with one another. The race takes place as long as the sun is out and the weather is not too bad. The cars are driven by professional drivers who have been hired for the event by the team owners. They are normally very experienced and have a wide knowledge of the roads and the track that they will be racing on.
Before the start of the race there is usually a preliminary pit stop removing any cars that need replacing or changing parts. This is especially true if there are multiple cars involved in the race. The driver can then decide which car should be going in the race and which one will take its place, after which the race can start.
During a rally car race the rules vary according to what country you are in. In many cases the lead car of the race will move to the back to allow the following car to catch up to it. In other cases, the lead car will be stopped, and the following car can go on.