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Thinking of going rallying? Why do you need a BARS Assessment?
The aim of the assessment is to increase your knowldge of the sport and the etiquette within thus providing a higher level of safety for all involved being driver, navigator, officials and spectators.
Why Choose us?
Here at Silverstone Rally School we go one step further as part of the assessment here we will cover additional areas (no additonal charge) to compliment the BARS assessment these being:-
Stage procedures,Service Areas ,Event Documentation, Equipment- type/lifespan, Spectators, Safety within the rally car.
The assessment may seem daunting but we are here to ensure a friendly professional approach to ease tension. We carry out BARS assessments 6 das a week including the weekends (naturally subject to availability). The assessments are carried out by people that are still competing both in the UK and Europe both as a driver and navigator- over 35 years plus of experience. On booking we provide you with a document detailing the areas of study that are required and we have a helpline prior to the assessment. Once you have passed we are still here to adivse you on the sport- only a phone call away. Taking your Assessment here allows you discount on your equipment, helmet & suit etc.
The first step would be to order your go rally pack from the Motor Sports Association, you can order your go rally pack here. We can then help you take the next step to obtain your National B Licence by undergoing an official BARS licence assessment here at Silverstone Rally School .
Most delegates choose to book some driver training along side their BARS assessment. This enables you to combine the driver training and your BARS assessment on the same day.
A BARS licence is the recognised qualification for most entry level rally series and is provided by the Motorsport Association (MSA) who regulates motorsport in the UK. By obtaining one you will have achieved a minimum standard for both the academic and practical knowledge of rallying which is essential for anyone before starting their rally career.
Please note the bars assessment can be done in either Front , Rear Wheel Drive or Four Wheel drive vehicles when booking solo driver training combined. Please let us know when you book in the comments section of the booking form. However for all other training courses its rear wheel drive or four wheel drive.
The assessment comprises of the following elements:
Driving Evaluation (Please note you only move onto the theory assessment if you pass the driving evaluation)
Briefing - what to expect at your first rally, safety issues and the BARS test details
The Assessment is a great introduction to motorsport and will equip you with introductory knowledge. However we recommend that driving skill training would be a great asset prior to your first event as there is no driving tuition given during the assessment itself. The cost of a Bars Assessment is £180. However we are happy to offer a discount on training if you want to combine driver training to compliment your assessment. To Qualify for this offer they must be booked as one and bought together on the same day and time as a package. We do this as we believe it is important for you to have some quality training.
How To Book A Date Or Buy A Gift Voucher.
To book a date check the availability calendar below - the days highlighted green are the dates available, then click on the product button you require below. please note the Bars asessment date and course you require must both show green. When you proceed to checkout you will be given the option to put a date in the date picker which you have picked from the availability calendar or alternatively to choose a gift voucher option which is valid for 12 months. This can then be redeemed when your recipient is ready. Alternatively call 01327 857413 we will be happy to help. On any of the course dates listed we can include assessment. If the date you are looking for is not listed please call we may be able to help or come up with an alternative!
BARS Assessment £180.00
BARS Assessment and a Half Day Introductory £285.00
BARS Assessment and a Club mans course £349.00
BARS Assessment and Rally Solo Intro £310.00
BARS Assessment and Rally Solo Intermediate £389.00
Bars Assessment and Rally Solo Intermediate Plus £469.00
BARS Assessment and Rally Solo Half Day £650.00
If you wish to check out the what each of the courses entails above click this link.
For those drivers who already have a National B Licence and require a further Licence signature towards National A status- this can be accomplished by attending A Rally Solo full day* training course. If you require to book 4wd driving training and the BARS Assessment please note we add £50.00 to the cost of the course which can be paid as an extra on attending. Just let us know in the comments section your prefered choice of vehicle. Please note our Solo's are based on Maximum hands on drive time and the in car time is as stated for each price band. Other providers may offer a full day private tuition but often the car time is much much less than the value for money in car time we offer it can even be less for a full day than we offer on the half day solo so always check.
* The rally solo half day is a minimum requirement for advanced bars - you will need to have competed in some rallies inorder that we can help enhance your driving in competition and this will be discussed during your attendance post rally events for advanced bars training to enhance your on event driving skill.
Feed back given on the last few Assessments :
27/10 /16 Sarah OHalloran 5/5 Superb Training
22/;4 Ian Rogers 13946 5/5
22/4/ 13945 L Mayor, 5/5 Exceptional
21/4 Grace Franzl 5/5 a lot fun great friendly instructor
22/03/16 Richard Lodge 5/5 Oustanding! 13739
19/3/16 Andy Asquith 5/5 licence 13750