05 December 2011 by Kate Turkington

Become a rally driver

If you’ve got a day to spare, are in Johannesburg or Pretoria and love cars, then treat yourself to a Rally Car adventure. All you need is confidence, the ability to listen and learn from your instructor, then off you go around the track.

First lap is with a specialist driver who will give you a taste of what’s in store.

Then it’s 4 orientation laps on your own, followed by 4 ‘hot laps’ at pace.

Now comes the real test. You are taken to a different part of the circuit, and drive off with rapid instructions pouring out from your navigator. You have to listen carefully, drive at fast speeds and take in and obey ongoing continuous instructions all at the same time.

Whew! Now you know what real rally drivers face.

If you and your nerve survive, one of the top drivers will wrap up your experience with a celebration hot lap.


Category: Adventure

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