Guide To Rally Co Driving


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This site is intended as a resource for co drivers, so we'll ignore minor details like finding a driver or building a rally car, and we'll assume that you have teamed up with someone and intend to compete on your first event. If you don't have a driver or car, the best advice is either join your local motor club, or volunteer to help on rallies in your area so you can meet prospective drivers. You can also try to find a driver through Facebook or other social networking sites.

Like many sports, getting started in rallying can be expensive. If you are lucky you may be able to beg or borrow equipment. Here is a link to a list of equipment that you will need:

Co Driver Equipment

So now you've got yourself a driver and car, and you're fully equipped with all the equipment you need. All you have to do now is decide which rally to enter!

Your choice of rallies will largely depend on where you and your driver live. You should try to pick an event fairly close to home with less than 100 stage miles. Try to avoid rallies on snow and ice or other extreme conditions, as you won't learn much by sliding off the road, and your goal should be to gain as much experience as you can. That means trying to finish!


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One of the best ways to understand how rallies are organized is to volunteer to help out on an event.

I don't know if anyone has ever won their first rally, but if that is your goal you will probably be disappointed. Rest assured though that every mile you complete on your first event will give you exactly one mile more experience than you previously had. Keep this in mind!

Rally safety equipment requirements vary from region to region, and from event to event. For expensive items (such as driving suits) buying FIA approved equipment will normally meet or exceed all requirements anywhere in the World, so the small extra cost may end up saving you money.