Trials are one of the most skilful and totally unique forms of motorsport. And one of the most accessible.
Competition is not about speed but all about finding traction on a winding off-road course laid out on rural tracks and grassy hillsides. Momentum, picking the right line and throttle control are the key elements to a very entertaining, challenging and competitive day out.
Adding to the spectacle and teamwork, each car has a passenger who moves their weight around to get the most possible traction on each wheel and thus greatly help progress. The further a driver – and passenger – gets up a section, the lower the score and the driver with the lowest score of the day is the overall winner.
There are three main types of Trials: Sporting Trials which require a purpose-built vehicle; Car Trials which are open to everyday two-wheel-drive road cars and Classic Trials which tend to use the public road and involve older vehicles.
– To compete in Trials (as a driver or passenger) participants will need to apply for a free RS Clubman Competition Licence.
There are no specific requirements for personal protective equipment in Trials events.
Found out how to get involved with Car Trials through StreetCar: www.streetcarmotorsportuk.com and find events and clubs on the Motorsport UK website: www.motorsportuk.org/clubs-organisers/find-clubs/
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