Helmet secured, heart pounding fast and engine on as I nervously changed gear and set off on my first rally car driving experience.
The weekend Extreme Rally where you get to experience a real retired rally car took place in an off roaring site in Tong near Bradford, West Yorkshire. I havenâ€™t been driving on the road for a good few years, let alone off roading in a rally car. But itâ€™s something I had wanted to do for a while so â€œfeel the fear and do it anyway,â€ I told myself.
I was supported by an experienced instructor who patiently guided me around my first lap of the course which involved quick turns, water and slopes.
Once Iâ€™d done one lap, I felt a little more confident to speed up as the instructor bravely sat next to me reminding me of the twists and turns to look out for.
I got to experience three laps in total and so did my partner mike who was also a first time rally car driver.
We both had a brilliant afternoon, it was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours experiencing something memorable and a total exciting bit of escapism from the â€œreal world.â€ Perfect for team building, corporates, older members of families and friends.
DISCLAIMER: WE RECEIVED THIS EXPERIENCE FREE (EXCEPT INSURANCE) FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW.
Hereâ€™s more about Extreme Rally in their words:
Ever watched the Wales rally GB and thought Iâ€™d love to have a go at that?Nowâ€™s your chance!
With Extreme Rally you can have the Rally Driving experience, as it should be â€“ on gravel, in the forests and on snow! On one of our exclusive and exciting Rally Driving experience days or weekend, you can get the true rally experience. Forget computer games, try the real thing!
All our Rally days (held at weekends) in the UK, are at venues that have a long rally tradition, with single venue rally stages, such as our full forest stage in Tong, West Yorkshire, Elvington Airfield in York and our fastest stage, Fulbeck in North Lincolnshire. Driving in full Group N Rally cars adds to the Rally driving experience with the choice of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions and Subaru Impreza WRX STi four wheel drive cars, as well as Ford KAs for Junior Rally Driving.
In addition to our venues in the UK, we run a Winter Rally School on the frozen lakes of N. Loten, Sweden during January, February and March each year providing the most exhilirating Ice Driving Experience.
We also offer Corporate Packages consisting of Rally Driving Corporate Days in the UK, 4X4 Driving and Speed Cross karts, Team Building Events and Ice Rally Driving in Sweden.
Become a rally driver for the day and sample the most authentic rally driving experience!