Rally driving is one of the most popular experience packages in the UK and with good reason. Who wouldn’t want to get their adrenaline pumping by getting behind the wheel of a powerful sports car and becoming a rally driver for the day?
Rally experiences are available on race tracks all over the country, including the world-famous Silverstone. Participants have the opportunity of driving their dream car, whether it is an Aston Martin, Ferrari, or Lotus. Free from the restrictions of normal UK road rules, rallying allows you to tear up the race track and drive at speeds you wouldn’t normally dare to try.
Driving experiences include training and safety briefing by rally car experts, so there’s no need to worry about safety or technique. Anyone who can drive can be achieving top speeds and tearing around the track within just half an hour of training.
As well as high-speed driving, techniques such as handbrake turns and power slides can also be taught by the instructor, which really makes the whole experience authentic.
Some rally driving companies even include video recording equipment inside the car to film all the action as you experience it, so your high-speed experience can be relived again and again whenever you wish in the future.
Rally driving courses range from a couple of hours in duration to a full day. Most experiences include instruction and a chance behind the wheel as well as the opportunity to take a spin as a passenger, so even if you don’t quite have the confidence to push the car to it’s maximum limits yourself, you’ll get to experience the true rally driving experience from the passenger seat.
Driving experiences are also a great activity for away days and team building exercises. Rally driving can be experienced as a group and combined with other activities for a corporate day out. 4X4 off road driving is another popular team building activity, often with a twist such as being blindfolded and driving under instruction from passenger colleagues.
If you get the bug from a short rally driving experience, the opportunity is available to go on to train longer-term in rally driving as a sport and apply for a rally driver’s license. After training you’ll be able to enter events and compete in races against other drivers and maybe even go on to become a professional rally driver.
So next time you’re trying to think of a fun and original gift, or you want to ramp up the level of excitement in your own life, consider a rally driving experience as the ultimate adventure.