Rally Drive Experience
£165 View Dates & Times
Your Rally Drive Experience includes...
• Introductory demonstration lap
• 8 x driving laps; 4 in each car. Last lap will be against the clock.
• Fast Passenger Rally Demonstration Lap with instructor
• Debriefing and presentation of driving analysis sheet
Approx Duration: 3 hours
Imagine hurtling down a narrow dirt track, and with a flick of the steering wheel, the instructor dabs the brakes with his left foot! This causes the car to be pitched sharply to the left (or to the right!) and in completely the opposite direction to the approaching corner...! Welcome to Rally Driving at Castle Combe Circuit!
Your 3 hour rally experience starts with one of our senior Rally Driving Instructors giving you an introduction to the sport and explaining techniques and safety procedures.
You will then be introduced to your instructor and to your car as it’s time for Lap 1... the Introduction Lap!
After being strapped into the car with full competition safety harness and helmet, our experienced instructor will take the wheel giving you expert tuition on car control and how to get the best out of the fully prepared rally car at a modest pace allowing you to take it all in.
Correct use of steering, throttle and brakes on the mixed surfaces of the rally stage. Use of the hand brake in the front wheel Toyota Celica GT and how to power slide in the rear wheel drive BMW Coupe! Then, it’s over to you!
It’s now your turn to take to the wheel for your driving analysis laps!
You will get to drive both the front wheel drive Toyota Celica GT and the rear wheel drive BMW Coupe each for 4-laps of the rally course. Our instructor will be sitting alongside for some one-to-one tuition plus driving analysis and a timed run in each car on the last lap.
This is your chance to test out the grip of the cars with hand brake turns in the front wheel drive Toyota and some power sliding/drifting in the BMW... throw up that dust!
High Speed Rally Drive Passenger Laps...
Your driving experience will finish with the ultimate roller coaster ride as your instructor takes back the wheel and demonstrates what the cars can really do with an exhilarating lap of the rally course at proper rally speed.
It's then back to base for the debrief and presentation of your certificate, driving analysis sheet (and possibly a strong coffee)!!
Castle Combe Circuit employs a team of professional instructors all of whom have competed in rallying over the years.
Colin Knott, Chief Instructor, has over 30 years competitive rally driving experience having competed at International Level and is double National Class Champion. He instructs for rally driving, racing and for motor manufacturers both in the UK and in America.
His sons, Richard and Andrew, also instruct. Richard regularly competes at national level and rallies both here in the UK and in the USA. He is a driver trainer for many motor manufacturers and is one of Subaru of America’s approved stunt and promotion drivers. He also appears in film and TV as a stunt actor. Andrew meanwhile rallies competitively when time allows. Like his father and brother, Andrew instructs and competes both in the UK and in the USA.
Spectator Passenger Laps...
Subject to availability on the day, we can offer High Speed Rally Drive Passenger Laps in a Subaru Impreza WRX Turbo.
These can be booked on the day (£25 per person) and will include 2-laps of the Rally Course.
Please be advised that these rides are limited in number and subject to availability. Payment by cash on the day only. Subject to standard rallying terms and conditions.
Vouchers for this experience can either be bought for a specific date or as an open voucher.
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Gift vouchers also available (valid for 12-months from date of purchase).
If you have more people in your party than the maximum number shown, then please call us.