The experience of rally-driving in a thoroughbred sports car is one traditionally limited to professionals. Now though, it’s open to drivers without a competition licence, following the introduction of the acclaimed Toyota GT86 to the RallyMaster activity at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park.
RallyMaster makes it possible for holders of standard driving licences to enjoy driving at speed through a rally stage, on a mixture of smooth and loose road surfaces, sliding the car through bends and competing against the clock in a realistic rally experience.
Participants receive two 20-minute driving sessions with expert instruction complete with an experienced co-driver calling out pace notes.
Instruction will cover specialised driving techniques such as braking points, setting-up the car for corners, handbrake control, and drifting.
The experience also includes a high-speed passenger lap with a professional rally driver, completing the rally experience.
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of RallyMaster-operator MSV, believes the G86 heralds a new chapter.
“The arrival of the Toyota GT86 begins a new era at RallyMaster, which previously put enthusiast drivers in front-wheel-drive cars. With its rear-wheel-drive and low centre of gravity, the Toyota GT86 was designed to give driving enthusiasts great balance and handling, making it perfect for an enjoyable introduction to rally driving.”
It opens a new era with Chris Hayes, Marketing Director of Toyota (GB) PLC believing the Toyota is the perfect car for it.
“The GT86 is an ideal machine for the rally stage, it has been designed and engineered to deliver sheer driving pleasure. We hope it will provide an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone taking part.”