Rally Drive Experience
Mud, dust & a huge adrenaline rush! Ever wondered what a Scandanavian flick is? Or just how pro rally drivers slide their cars at seemingly impossible angles through the bends? Well the answers are waiting for you on the Castle Combe Rally Driving Experience!
Starting with some initial familiarisation laps alongside your instructor, you'll then take the wheel for your first taste of 'getting it sideways'! You'll hone your skills in both front and rear wheel drive rally cars, with the clock running on your final driving laps in a 'time trial' competition...
The experience ends with a presentation of awards and a high speed 'white knuckle' passenger ride in either the BMW or Celica - strap in for the ride of your life as you won't believe just how fast rallying can be with a pro driver at the wheel!
Classroom briefing covering safety and rally driving techniques
Driving laps in both front and rear wheel drive rally cars
Total of 10 laps of the specially designed, loose surface rally 'stage'
'Time Trial' laps against the clock (in both FWD & RWD cars)
High speed passenger lap
Spectators welcome who can also join the fun by purchasing additional high speed passenger laps on the day in a Subaru WRX (£20 - subject to availability. CASH ONLY)
Watch the all-new Rally Driving Experience video here: https://youtu.be/9NQI92zMDOA
Want to see what it's like on board before taking to the wheel itself? View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNqC0wfdPIU
See PetrolHeads latest episode featuring the Castle Combe Rally School here: http://tv.onlymotors.com/dynamic-drivers-petrolheads/
FWD Toyota Celica GT
RWD BMW Coupe
4WD Subaru Impreza Turbo (passenger laps only, £20 additional fee, subject to availability)
Colin Knott - 30 years of experience in national and international championships
Richard Knott - National competitor in the UK and USA, Subaru Stunt & Promo driver
Andrew Knott - Like father & brother a keen rally competitor both here and abroad
Sat 23 November 2019
Rally Drive Experience£165.00
Sat 07 December 2019
Rally Drive Experience£165.00
Do you have to have a full driving licence to take part?
Yes and it must be a current licence (unless on the Startline Courses which are targeted towards children aged 12-16yrs before they take their driving test. Click here for details).
Is there an age limit?
No, as long as you have a full UK driving licence.
Is there an age limit for Passenger Rides?
Yes, a minimum age of 12 years old. Passengers must be over 135cm (roughly 4ft 5"). Passengers must be able to use a standard adult seatbelt.
Are Spectators welcome?
Yes, limited catering and toilet facilities are available and a viewing area for the course.
Do you go ahead if it is raining?
Yes, but obviously we will keep an eye on the weather and if it gets worse then we will rethink, but if you are not contacted you must turn up on the day. If we do need to cancel, then another date can be arranged.
Is there anywhere undercover in case of bad weather?
Yes. The Tavern will be open and the top floor of the Strawford Centre offers great views of the circuit.
What do I do about food during the day?
The Tavern will be open and offers a selection of snacks, drinks and meals. They accommodate the majority of dietary needs. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating (subject to time of year).
Is there a weight limit?
Due to the nature of the cars provided, recommended height and weight restrictions do apply to some of the driving experience courses – please see below.
Driving Experience: min 5’1” max 6’4” 20 stone
Driving Experience Advanced: min 5’1” Max 6’2” 16 stone
Single Seater Course: min 5’1” max 6’4” 17 stone
Lotus Driving Experience: min 5’1” Max 6’2” 16 stone
Rally Driving Experience: min 5’1” max 6’4” 16 stone
Please note that these are for guideline purposes only and we have squeezed bigger and smaller people into the cars on the day… sometimes it’s just down to comfort!
Please do contact the Castle Combe Circuit on 01249 782417 if you would like to discuss further… we will always do our best to accommodate where possible!
My son/daughter has only just passed his/her driving test, which course would you recommend?
Probably the Single Seater Driving Experience, as they will be able to experience 2 types of driving and also have one to one tuition with an Instructor.
Do you need to be an experienced driver to book on the Advanced or Elise courses?
No – the Advanced/Elise driving experiences will give you more driving time, extra laps and extra tuition in the saloons.
Are you allowed to race against each other?
No, it is not something we encourage and this will be explained in the safety briefing.
How many people are on the same course, and if I book more than one person in together, will they be in the same group?
The numbers vary according to both the course booked and the time of year. We can make sure that groups (subject to size) are put together, please advise at the time of booking. Our groups are usually 5 per instructor.