The Silverstone 4x4 Off Road Challenge and Half Day Rally - a unique and unrivalled driving experience that'll challenge and excite throughout. You'll take part in 2 separate sessions, starting with the 'get it sideways' introduction to rally driving, where you'll focus on power slides, hand brake turns and other rally driving techniques.
In your second session, you'll be going off road. Starting with a safety briefing before strapping in taking control of your 4x4. With 4 wheel drive selected, you'll make your way to the first of 5 interlinking challenge areas. During your time behind the wheel, you'll be accompanied by an expert instructor who'll be giving you coaching and guidance as you attempt all 5 varying challenges.
Half Day Rally Session
Power sliding, after a short demonstration by your instructor, each pupil will, in turn, take the driving seat and practice the basic 'sideways' control using manoeuvres that co-ordinate power and steering balance.
Handbrake turns, again following a short demonstration, each pupil practises handbrake turns, hard cornering and car positioning techniques through a sequence of tight corners on our special stage. 1 & 2 can be in a different order depending on which group you are driving in. Sometimes 1 & 2 can be combined sessions.
Another driving session where the two techniques above are combined and reinforced with surprising results!
Silverstone 4x4 Off Road Challenge
Turn the vehicle into a mountain goat. Drive up and over tree-lined steep inclines - the only view is the sky! Check out the tilt measurement on the dash, grab a photo on your phone. Steep descents, tight turns and rugged undulating pathways await you. Balance the vehicle across a 50 meter sideways tilt - ensure you keep it straight! Sounds easy, right? Wait till you have a go!
Can you balance the vehicle on the sea saw, over 1 meter above the ground? How steady can you be creeping forward a millimetre at a time? Find the pivot point and balance - need to hold your breath! Drive around the rugged terrain with a few surprises to negotiate, line the vehicle up to the sea saw and have another go.
Balance the vehicle through a series of differing land heights that pivot you at some incredible angles, check out the tilt degree on the dashboard. Climb the steep hill, then descend. Be prepared for a series of inclines and descents with no room for error!
Entering this area you will not be able to see what awaits you. Navigate the vehicle down steep drops to the water below with a steep climb out. Tip the vehicle on the steep sides through a snake passage.
Navigate through the trees on a steep slope - don't look down! Then tilt on the steep banks, navigating your path on narrow undulating tracks, working your way back to the finish with feedback from your personal instructors.
Please allow up to 4.5 hours at the venue.
Silverstone Park (Northamptonshire).