One thing’s for sure you can’t knock the Knockhill rally experience for overall slide-sliding and grit flinging fun! This high-revs experience at the foot of the Scottish hills north of Dunfermline is a true rallying delight combining great cars with superb tuition and that professional set up too.
Knockhill is Scotland’s national motor sport centre and hosts many races including stops of the touring car and super bike championships. For this experience though is all about the rally driving and for that you’ll be on a specially-built circuit overlooking the main track in a fully race prepped Ford Fiesta ST. This is a hillside rally stage that’s a mix of tarmac and loose gravel stretching for around one mile. What makes it stand out from other tracks is that it is full of twists and turns with nothing so straight forwards as err…a straight!
So that’s why you’ll need to have your wits about you for this intensive rally driving experience at Knockhill. The day unfolds with four different sessions. After the safety briefing it’s out to the car for your first introductory taste of rallying taking on the stage for four laps with the instructor giving full tuition.
After that mad rush of adrenaline you have a little break and watch the others then it’s back to you for your advanced skills training which gives you another four spins around the stage. At this point you might well be getting the car to slide into the corners and holding your line to smoothly power out of the curve.
The last driving element for you is the assessed run. This time the instructor becomes your co-pilot reading the pace notes just like in a real rally stage to see who will be crowned best rallyer of Knockhill. No time to celebrate or commiserate about your performance though as this experience ends with a whizz round the track with you as a passenger.
After the debrief and presentation. it’ll be time to head to the Champion’s Clubhouse and reflect on the day you became a rally driver for a day in feisty little front wheel drive Ford Fiesta ST on the Knockhill rally experience.