Thinking of going Rallying? MSVT can help you take your first step to becoming a rally driver with an official BARS Rally licence test.
Regulated by Motorsport UK (MSUK); an official BARS Rally licence is the minimum entry requirement for most rally events and series in the UK. By obtaining one, you will have shown that you have a demonstrable knowledge of the structure of rallying and proven that you can drive safely on a closed rally stage.
Before booking you will require a Motorsport UK 'Go Rallying Pack' (available from www.motorsportuk.org) which contains your application form and everything you’ll need to prepare for the BARS test.
The BARS Rally licence test is only available at Brands Hatch (Kent) and at Oulton Park (Cheshire). Please check the upcoming dates listed below for availabilty:
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 28 January 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 18 February 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 11 March 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Sunday 19 March 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 25 March 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 15 April 2023- CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 22 April 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Sunday 21 May 2023 - CLOSED
Brands Hatch - BARS Test - Saturday 24 June 2023
Oulton Park – BARS Test - Thursday 8 June 2023 - CLOSED
Oulton Park – BARS Test - Thursday 20 July 2023
The cost of the BARS Rally licence tests is set at £195 by MSUK.
Please be aware that this covers the theory and practical test elements only and you will not receive driver tuition during the stage driving assessment itself.
Although a DVLA road licence is not a requirement, we recommend candidates are familiar and comfortable with using a H-pattern manual gearbox and have some experience of driving on a loose surface.
If you think you need some additional training before your test, there is the option of adding a one-hour rally coaching session to your booking for £249. This must be booked in advance and cannot be added on the day.
BARS Rally licence test summary:
- Welcome introduction
- MSUK Rally Basics Video
- Briefing - what to expect at your first rally, safety issues and the BARS test details
- Written theory test
- 20-minute stage driving evaluation
Please note that he BARS Rally licence test will be conducted using a prepared FWD rally car unless otherwise specified.
For further questions and available dates please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.