Introduction to Motorsport Rallying
INFORMATION FOR NEWCOMERS
All newcomer drivers in Stage Rallying are required to undertake a Motorsport Ireland "Introduction to Motorsport Course" prior to being issued with a competition licence.
The aim of these courses is to give each newcomer a safe and enjoyable introduction to the sport and to prepare them for their first event. The courses are 6 - 8 hours long and include theory, practical and on-track/stage driving tuition and are taught by Level 1 grade Coaches who have been certified by the NCTC and MI. Successful completion of a course is counted as one upgrading signature i.e. one guaranteed event finish!
HERE IS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO:
1. HOW TO APPLY FOR MI REFERENCE NUMBER
€10 - PAYABLE TO MOTORSPORT IRELAND.
This can be done by telephoning, sending an e-mail or by calling to the MI office at 34 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Phone: 01 6775628, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Payment can be made by credit card, cash, cheque, postal order.
The APPLICANT WILL BE SENT THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
- A Motorsport Ireland Booking Reference Number.
- A licence application form
- An IRDS (Insurance) Application Form
- Course Details – how to book, costs etc.
- Additional preparatory material
2. HOW TO BOOK YOUR COURSE
Contact your chosen school and quote The Motorsport Ireland Booking Reference Number. The school will advise you of available dates. Please note that dates may change without prior notice.
We would recommend that you contact the school as early as possible to book your course, as places are limited to 10 per day. You should not enter any Rally events until you have completed the Introductory Course, you have received your Competition Licence and your name has been added to the Motorsport Ireland Insurance Database. As the Insurance can take 14 days to process, you should complete your course a minimum of 21 days before your first event.
Rally Connection, Millstreet, Cappagh, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford
Phone: 058 47000, Fax: 058 47000, Email: email@example.com
Rallyschool Ireland, Scotstown, Co.Monaghan
Phone: 047 89098, Fax: 047 89223, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of the Introduction to Rallying Course is €375.00 payable to the chosen school.
3. COURSE DURATION
8.30am to 4.30pm (full day)
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
4. DOCTOR'S CERTIFICATE
A Doctor’s Certificate on MI Licence Application Form is required to obtain a competition licence. We recommend that you have your medical certificate completed PRIOR to booking your course. Also, you MUST notify the school of any illness or disability when you are booking your course.
5. OUTLINE OF THE COURSE CONTENT
- Sign-on and Registration
- An introduction to the course
- Safety Clothing & Equipment
- Safety Signs and Signals
- Driving Theory
- Practical Driving Instruction
- Driving Assessment
- Rallying Procedures
- Rules & Regulations
- Officials and their duties
- Pre-Event Preparation
- Competitor Behaviour
- Oral/Written Theory Test
- Close & Course Evaluation
Introduction to Rallying Video