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Escort RS2000 and Impreza WRX Gravel Rally

Bicester, Oxfordshire

• Old school & new school rallying experience in Bicester
• Drive Escort Mk II RS2000 & Subaru Impreza WRX STi
• Rear wheel and all wheel rallying at its best
• Timed gravel rally lap challenge included

What's Included

• Drive an Escort RS2000 and Subaru Impreza WRX STI on a purpose built rally stage
• There will be 5 people per car, taking it in turns to drive
• A rally certificate will be awarded on completion of the course

Monte Carlo Half Day Experience
• Learn the fundamental techniques for both 2 and 4 wheel drive rally cars and the skills to get maximum performance from both vehicles
• You should allow 3 hours on site for this experience

Acropolis Full Day Experience
• Learn the fundamental techniques for both 2 and 4 wheel drive rally cars and the skills to get maximum performance from both vehicles
• Take part in a timed competition to decide the driver of the day
• The top driver will receive a trophy
• You will be awarded a certificate on completion
• Lunch is not included within the day
• You should allow up to 6 hours on site for this experience

What Can I Expect

Sign up for this London rally school and rally like you've been entered into the Acropolis or Monte Carlo rallies! This has to be the ultimate rally double, combining the classic Mk II Ford Escort RS2000 with the superb Subaru Impreza WRX Sti. Both cars love kicking up the gravel on the rally stages, yet both drive quite differently, making this rally double header utterly thrilling.

The county's capital might be London, but the Mecca of rallying and motorsport in the UK has to be Oxfordshire. This is where many a race and rally team is based, so you could say when you go rallying at this centre near Bicester it's a bit of a motoring pilgrimage you're going on. Time to worship the horsepower, kids!

And it is serious horsepower. These are not just nice cars, they are all proper rally spec models that have been raced (often by members of this London rally school instructing team). The Escort has been prepped to Group 4 standard, whilst the Subaru meets all the requirements of a Group N car, right down to the race harness, roll cage, fire extinguisher and bucket seats. Nice.

The Scoobie is an utter legend that needs no introduction. This is where flat four 'boxer' engines and all wheel drive technology took rallying to a whole new level. The RS2000 is the stuff of dreams. They might be getting on a bit now, but everyone loves these front-engined, rear-wheeled Mk IIs. It's also worth noting that all the cars used on these rally doubles are unrestricted in terms of revs and gears, so you really getting the full monty of RS2000 and Impreza rallying power underfoot.

As we said, it's double the rally craziness on this duo of experiences. The Monte Carlo and the Acropolis sessions give you the chance to drive both cars on the gravel track in Bicester. You also get a timed lap showdown to determine the best driver. If you opt for the Monte Carlo it's a half day of rallying, whilst the Acropolis boasts a full day packed with extended driving slots learning how to be a tip-top rallyer.

And remember with these London rally school experiences there's no need to choose between your rear wheel drive classic and your all wheel drive legend - you'll be driving both! Surely the perfect rally double header?


• Courses are available all year round on both weekdays and weekends - Please call for availability
• The Monte Carlo is available for a morning or afternoon session, arrival times are 9:30-12:45 and then 13:15-16:00
• The Acropolis Day is an all day event, you are advised to get there by 9:30am and it will end around 4pm


• Near Bicester in Oxfordshire with good access from the M40

Suitable For

• You must hold a valid driving licence
• There are no height or weight restrictions as fully adjustable seats are used
• Casual clothing should be worn along with trainers or thin soled shoes
• It is advisable to bring a jacket or warm clothing in the winter months


• Spectators are welcome at a charge of £10 per person, on the understanding that they sign a declaration of indemnity
• Spectators will have the opportunity for Rally hot rides subject to cost and availability
• Dedicated viewing areas with seating are provided.

Anything Else

• Bicester shopping village is nearby
• B&B's, local pubs and restaurants can be recommended (Please ask a member of staff on the day and they will be happy to advise you)
• Hot and cold refreshments are available to buy from the on-site bar


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Rating: 5 stars
Really enjoyed this afternoon. Really well run, brilliant instruction and just fun, fun, fun. Both ...