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Right then, thought I would share with you what I got up to this afternoon (having spent last week under the bonnet or underneath the ZS getting showered in OAT coolant... I got a rally experience day voucher for Oulton Park for my birthday last month, so booked it and went along for today. The weather was great, started to look like it would chuck it down but brightened up instead. The track was kept soaked to aid in drifting.

An awesome sight:





Stage 1 - it looks dark due to the autoexposure on the camera due to taking photos into the sun, it was quite bright. The track had just been soaked. The other stage features more trees, this one is quite open in comparison.





The beasty, rally-prepped RWD Escort Cosworth.





Me climbing in wearing a rather stylish helmet.





And away





It really is slippy as hell out on track, you couldn't just sink the throttle otherwise you'd end up facing the wrong way. So much respect for the instructors, they make it look easy.





Me nailing it down a straight bit. You never need to go higher than 2nd gear (ignoring the time I accidentally hit 4th lol)




And THIS is how to do it:




All in all, a fantastic day and would highly recommend it. The guys are really great there, and they really do help teach you car control :thumb:

The site to book the experiences is here, but note that only Oulton Park does it in Escort Cosworths, Brands Hatch uses FWD Pugs (no contest, really).
 

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That looks fantastic!! Bet you had a right laugh
I bet they didnt have 2l turbos in though...lol

Oulton is a great place. I would want to spend a day on track with the ZS, then a day doing that. The perfect weekend!
 

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Looks like you had a cracking time:)
 

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Looks like you had a super day out i was gona do that a few years back well 10 years to honest at oulton park but ended up doing the single seater experience instead that was fun i can tell you . They were formula ford and went like stink you can imagine how quick they were a little single seater powered by a 1600cc cvh engine as used in the xr3 it was awsome wouldnt mind trying the rally experience though thats look great .
 

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great photos, i did the same thing couple of years ago at Silverstone in a 206, was pretty scary, your instinct is to brake before a corner, but they say more power touch brake, then on with the hand brake, awesome day out though.. even better when the instructor took us out to get his own back lol.

me in the 206 at Silvertsone

 
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