A day course of rally driving
• Safety briefing with a professional instructor who will be with you for the day
• 1:1 tuition in the car to learn rally techniques
• 6 x 15 minute sessions learning and practising advanced skills
• Refreshments for participants are available from the hospitality truck
• Helmets are provided which have intercoms for ease of communication
• You will be part of a small group of 4 participants
Extreme Evo Rally
• Drive a Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Ultimate Extreme Rally
• Drive both Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and a Group N Subaru Impreza WRX STi
What Can I Expect
Put your oversteer and understeer skills to the limit on an extreme rally challenge! This full day of rallying will see you getting to grips with the power and torque of one or two of the world's finest Group N rally cars - the Subaru Impreza and the Mitsubishi Lancer.
Having a driving licence to be able drive on the public roads is a very different set of skills to being able to rally. The challenges are much more extreme as the pace is just so fast, and you'll find you have to have reaction skills that function within a split second to be a world class rallyer.
And of course, you're not out there on your own. The other essential human part of the set up is the co-driver, the one who has the pace notes for the stage. As you're motoring along rattling the dampers and sending plumes of dust flying, the co-driver is the one who has to keep calm, keep looking down at their notes and communicate the route ahead for the driver. Not an easy job.
As you can see, rallying is definitely a double act and on these extreme rallying days out, you and your instructor will form a potentially WRC stage winning pair as you set about learning the craft of this most thrilling of motorsports at your choice of circuit, including airfield circuits and full-on tree-lined stages.
When it comes to the cars, you can't much better than these babies. The category group N might have been replaced by NR4 in 2015, but the essence is still the same, in that the cars are pretty much identical to mainstream production versions, save few a few specific and limited mods that teams are allowed to carry out. So if you buy a Subaru WRX STi or an Evo at a dealers, it won't be that much different to the Group N ones you see on the circuits.
One thing is certain, to win an extreme rally challenge you need to be consistent out there. As each rally is made up of several stages, drivers need to be pretty nifty on a variety of surfaces as well as adaptable to quickly challenging conditions due to the weather (who hasn't loved a Finnish rally stage in the snow, or a wet Welsh forest leg on the telly?). This full day of driving and teaching will give you the chance to give it a go for yourself!
• Available on selected days throughout the year
• Sessions start at 9am and finish around 4.30pm
• All drivers must hold a full valid driving licence which must be shown on the day
• Maximum height 6ft 3ins
• The venues are proper rally environments and dogs must be kept on a lead
• Spectators under 10 years old are not allowed
• Any under 16's must be supervised by an adult at all times
• Spectators are welcome at a charge of £12 per person payable direct to the venue
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• High speed passenger rides are available on the rally stage at a charge of £25 payable direct at the venue
• Optional Damage waiver liability insurance is available to purchase from the rally school for £30
• Tong, Bradford, West Yorkshire
• Elvington Airfield, near York
• Fulbeck Aerodrome, North Lincolnshire