Service – the difference between win, lose or withdraw

Rally Service It seems such a plain term yet it holds such a crucial part in any rally. Without service, competitors, teams and organisers would find it difficult to run an event. Service is a break where cars and competitors can recharge between competitive sections of an event. What is service? The easiest way to…

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Rally Navigator – the most important part of any rally team

The role of the Rally Navigator A rally navigator or co-driver is probably the most important part of a rally team. Without the navigator, a driver simply wouldn’t be able to get around a rally. They have lots of tasks to do during an event and are often the difference between a win and a…

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How to win a Rally Championship – what it really takes

What does it take to win a rally championship? Sure rally driving is a lot of fun and a lot of people do it for the pure enjoyment. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some however discover their competitive side and want to win. The answer starts with a question. “Do you want to win…

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What is a Rally Sprint? Get into rally without the extras.

Rally Sprint 101 In a nutshell, a rally sprint is a mini rally without the extras. A leaner, meaner, version that has been on the treadmill and shed a few kilos. Generally a rally sprint will be comprised of one or two stages of limited distance, say 4 – 6km. There are usually no time…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 7 – How to build a rally car

How to build a rally car Over the years I’ve heard plenty of reasons why buying a used rally car is a great idea. Certainly it can save a lot of time if you pick the right one. If you get it wrong, you could end up needing to fully rebuild it. Sometimes the best…

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Ten types of Motorsport and what you need to compete

I want to go Racing, Help! The details below are general only. Individual organisers can impose extra conditions to those listed below. CAMS may also change entry requirements and standards. Supplementary regulations are issued for each event with entry forms and contain details of when, where, how much and any extra conditions. If in doubt,…

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How to become a Rally Driver Part 6 – Buying a used rally car

How do you go about finding a used rally car? You want a good one and not something that should be sent to the scrap heap. -To be fair, we have rescued a few lately! Don’t know what type of car to buy as your first? Click Here for Part 5. Rally cars have to…

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How to become a Rally Driver – Part 5. Choosing a rally car!

Front wheel drive rally car Toyota Corolla

If you’ve followed along in the first four episodes, you’ll have some idea about rallying. You may have sorted yourself a co-driver too. Now we’re at the pointy end of thinking about buying a car. Type of Car Many people who get into rally buy the car first and worry about the rest later. That approach…

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My introduction to rally

My first rally I remember my first rally like it was yesterday. It was the mid to late 90’s. After many years of club motorsport I’d made the decision to finally go rallying. The thing I remember most about that first event was how underprepared we were. Not so much in terms of the car…

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The Clubman Cup where the magic begins

For some years we’ve had a rally championship that anyone can get started in (formally) called the WA Clubman Rally Series. Known more commonly as the Clubman Cup, it is always hotly contested with 25+ cars lining up at each round and often up to seven teams vying for podium places.   Keeping the rules…

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