Introduction To Motorsport Courses

Introduction To Motorsport Courses

All newcomer drivers to Stage Rallying are required to undertake a Motorsport Ireland "Introduction to Motorsport Course" prior to being issued with a competition licence.

The aim of these courses is to give each newcomer a safe and enjoyable introduction to the sport and prepare them for their first event. The courses are 6 - 8 hours long and include theory, practical and on-track/stage driving tuition and are taught by Level 1 grade Coaches who have been certified by the NCTC and MI. Also, successful completion of a course is counted as one upgrading signature i.e. one guaranteed event finish! Here is a brief outline of what you will need to do:

1. Apply to Motorsport Ireland for an Introductory Pack: Cost = €10

This can be done by telephoning or calling to the MI office at 34 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Phone: 01 6775628. The pack can be paid for by credit card. The pack will contain:

  • A Current MI Yearbook (containing the Rules & Regulations)
  • A Licence Application Form
  • An IRDS (Insurance) Application Form
  • Course Details - how to book, costs etc.
  • An Introductory DVD/Video
  • Some additional preparatory information.
  • A Booking Reference Number

2. Book Your Course: (Quote your booking reference number)

RallyConnection, Millstreet, Cappagh, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ph/Fax: 058 47000 Email: drive@rallyconnection.com. Cost of course = €375.00

3. Complete the Course:

Here is a brief outline of the course content:

  • 8.30am Sign-on and Registration
  • An introduction to the course
  • Safety Clothing & Equipment
  • Safety Signs and Signals
  • Driving Theory
  • Practical Driving Instruction
  • Driving Assessment
  • Event Procedures (what to expect on the day)
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Officials and their duties
  • Pre-Event Preparation
  • Scrutineering
  • Competitor Behaviour
  • Oral/Written Theory Test
  • De-brief
  • 4.30pm Close & Course Evaluation

Your Licence Application Form will be stamped by the School

4. Apply to Motorsport Ireland for your Competition Licence:

Cost = €40 if you are a member of an Affiliated Motor Club and you have had your form stamped by the club, otherwise the cost will be €80.

Now you are ready to go!