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Thinking of going rallying? We can help you take the first step to becoming a rally driver with an official BARS rally licence test.

A BARS licence is the recognised qualification for most entry level rally series and is provided by the Motorsport UK 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. The price of the adult BARS test is set at £195 by Motorsport UK. 

The £195 is for a straight test, so you will need some rally driving experience prior to taking the practical section of the test as there is no driving tuition given during the test itself. Although a road licence is not required you will naturally need to be fully capable .

A one hour 1-2-1 rally tuition option is available and can be added to your test booking for £249. This will put you in an excellent position to take your BARS test in addition to bringing on your skills leaps and bounds. If you are unsure as to whether you have enough rally driving experience please email us to discuss your requirements.

You will also need a Motorsport UK 'Go Rallying Pack' (available from which contains your application form and everything you need to prepare for the BARS test.

The test comprises of the following elements:

  • Welcome introduction
  • Video
  • Briefing - what to expect at your first rally, safety issues and the BARS test details
  • Written test
  • 20 minute stage driving evaluation
  • De-brief

At the point of booking you can request either FWD or RWD BARS test or tuition depending on your intention for competition or simply preference. The courses are available at Brands Hatch near London or Oulton Park in Cheshire. For further questions and available dates please email us at

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