Essential Tips for a Successful Rally Start | Your Pre-Event Checklist | Your First Rally Ep.9

April 23, 2024

Are you ready to start your first rally event?
In this video, Motorsport UK TV and Jon Desborough guide you through everything you need to ensure a smooth and successful start to your first rally. We cover how to calm those pre-race jitters, the importance of a pre-start checklist, and the essential equipment you need to have ready to go.


Learn how to prepare your paperwork, timecards, helmet, FHR device, and personal safety equipment. We also discuss fuel calculations, tire choices, and what to expect on the day of the rally. Get tips on avoiding penalties by being on time for the first time control, MC1.


Discover the importance of socialising with fellow competitors for valuable advice and why connecting with the team ahead of you can be beneficial. Finally, with everything in place, it’s time to start the rally! Good luck, and let’s hit the road!


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