The most popular form of motor sport in the UK, probably because it is normal road cars that have been modified. It involves two people working as a partnership, the driver and a co-driver, cars run at one-minute intervals, competing against the clock instead of each other.
Special Stage Rallying
As specialised cars are required for special stage rallying, unmodified, everyday cars can be used for simple road events, making this one the cheapest form for motor sport available. If you are new new to navigating on road rallies, you may have to learn Tulips & Heringbones, yes this does sound abit strange but these are the terms. for information on these terms and a basic guide click here to download. It will look complicated but it will become easier with more road rallies you do. I suggest that you talk to someone that has experience of doing road rallies from your loacal club, to explain everything as well.
The Novice Stage Rally Driver Scheme (Information Courtesy of the MSA)
Anyone who does not possess a Stage Rally Licence (apart from certain exceptions, see below) must first apply to the MSA for a "Go Rallying" Pack. The pack contains – among other information – a "Competitors Yearbook", a DVD and a novice licence application form. The pack contains instructions on the procedure for obtaining a Stage Rally National B Licence.
Since 1 January 2002, every driver competing in stage rallies has been required to hold a Stage Rally Competition Licence. Competitors (including co-drivers) are no longer able to apply for their Competition Licences on the day of an event.
The Stage Rally National B Licence may be issued, without other qualification, to any of the following:
Drivers not qualified as above will be required to successfully complete the BARS course. These are:
The Stage Rally National B Licence and what it covers:
Any competitor wishing to navigate in Stage Rallies may apply for a Non-Race National B, Rally National A Navigator or (if entitled) a Stage Rally National B Licence. None of these licences may be applied for on the day of an event; every Stage Rally competitor is now required to be in possession of his or her licence prior to competing.
Purchase Go Rallying Pack
Visit The British Association of Rally Schools Website for more information. The British Association of Rally Schools was formed in 1995 by six Rally Schools whose aim was to standardise the core elements of rally driving courses and provide a consistent level of control, safety and enjoyment for all participants.
Recognised by and accountable to the Motor Sports Association, the founding Rally Schools established safety policies, standards and controls to cover the preparation of rally school cars, licensing of rally school instructors and the safety of all participants involved in rally driving courses and experiences.
The British Association of Rally Schools has members throughout the United Kingdom. It provides National coverage for new entrants to Stage Rallying required to complete a BARS Licence Assessment prior to being issued with an MSA Stage Rally National B Licence. It also provides an approved network of rally course providers to the general public, corporate groups and competitors.
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Silverstone Rally School Ltd Silverstone Park Silverstone Northamptonshire NN12 8TJ
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Phil Price Rally School
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If you want to get involved in marshalling - but not as a competitor, there can be no better way than as a marshal or official. Before you commit we advise that you have a few trail events. You will always need Warm clothing & waterproofs , hot drinks and high energy food. As a rule I always take a camping stove for that must bacon butty and hot drinks, wear plenty of layers, steel toecap boots, gloves, plenty of food and most of all a whistle and high viz as in the photo on the right I am all in orange.
Volunteers are also needed as administrators within motor clubs.
Attendance at Training Days is an integral part of being a motor sport official. Details can be obtained from your local club.
There are none. Volunteers are welcome at any age, although the duties of young people may be limited. If you already have special skills - technical, mechanical, rescue, vehicle recovery, medical, first aid or administration; you may wish to use those skills as a volunteer in motor sport.
Volunteers in Motorsport
www.volunteersinmotorsport.co.uk for contact details and further information.
British Motor Racing Marshals Club and British Rally Marshals Club
www.marshals.co.uk for contact details and further information.
Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club
www.smmc.org.uk for contact details and further information.
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