Peter Moorcroft
Types of event
Alan Hockham

FDMC's calendar usually includes the following, and competing in most of these events needn't be expensive. To find out more, click on the links:

Speed events (Sprinting and hillclimbing)
Rallying
Autotests
AutoSolos (New)
Production Car Trials
Autocross
What age can I start?

An outline guide to the minimum ages for competitors is given here, but for full details, check the current regulations with the MSA, or the relevant motor club.
Minimum age:
Rallies, driving
17
Rallies, navigating
Road events, 12: Stages, 16
Sprints, Hillclimbs, Autocross
16
PCT's
Driver, 15: Passenger, 12
Autotests (any type of car)
17
Autotests (saloon up to 1400cc)
16, or 14 with an adult passenger
Circuit racing
17
Karting (depending on type)
8, 13, 16
Marshalling

Marshals have a vital role in motor sport, ensuring the safety and smooth running of every event, including, on events like rallies and autotests, timing the competitors. Marshalling also gives you the best view of the action, and great opportunities to learn more about motorsport, before you start competing. As well as our own events, FDMC members run and marshal complete stages on some other major events, up to national level, such as the Network Q rally. To find out more, see the Contact Us section.

Disabled drivers

Many disabled people can still compete in motorsport. Each case is individually assesed by the RACMSA, but it's generally easier to obtain a licence for any discipline which involves cars competing singly (e.g against the clock), or at lower speeds.  For advice on getting started, contact:

British Motorsports Association for the Disabled
T Youens, 30 Longlands Way, Heatherside, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1RH Tel 01276 66731




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