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British Association of Rally Schools

BARS is a Motorsport UK recognised school

Introducing BARS

Background

The British Association of Rally Schools was formed in 1995 by six Rally Schools whose aim was to standardise the core elements of rally driving courses and provide a consistent level of control, safety and enjoyment for all participants.

Recognised by and accountable to Motorsport UK, the founding Rally Schools established safety policies, standards and controls to cover the preparation of rally school cars, licensing of rally school instructors and the safety of all participants involved in rally driving courses and experiences.

The British Association of Rally Schools has grown from the original six Rally Schools into a large group of members all of whom are recognised by Motorsport UK. 

In 2002 British Association of Rally School members contributed to a consultation process with Motorsport UK to develop a driver assessment programme for new applicants for a stage rally competition licence.  All drivers now wishing to compete on UK stage rallies have to complete the RS Inter Club Stage Rally Licence Assessment before being issued with a licence. BARS member rally schools are the only Rally Schools authorised by Motorsport UK to provide the assessment. 

Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality rally driving courses and experiences with the appropriate standards of safety and enjoyment for UK and international drivers. These to be achieved through policies, standards and controls recognised by Motorsport UK.