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Rally Driving experience video

So we decided to put together another video involving more drifting, rally driving using our Rage buggy at our rally school in Sussex. This time we are promoting passenger rides as a rally driving experience as a Christmas gift before everyone starts to really get cold and think about Christmas.


 

Rally Driving Experience Days

Based on the South Coast in Chichester, West Sussex, Forster Racing School is the fastest rally school in the UK. Run by British Motorsport Rallycross Champion, Leo Forster, the race driving school hosts unrivalled rally driving days and rally driving experiences. With over 10 years’ experience in the motorsport industry, Leo and his team of instructors offer rally driving experience days for all occasions from stag groups and birthdays to corporate team building events. The rally school also offers 1-to-1 race car tuition for those looking to improve their driving ability and techniques. Located in the rural Sussex countryside, Forster Racing School prides itself on offering the fastest rally driving days and the only rage buggy experience days available in the South East. Many of the powerful cars used at the race driving school, such as the rage buggy, can accelerate from 0-60 in under 4 seconds with handling similar to a World Rally Car. While thrill seekers will enjoy the high speed opportunities at the rally school, all of our drivers will also benefit from the supervision and guidance of our rally driving and drift school instructors who are not only experienced in racing but are also qualified in high speed race car tuition, ensuring that you get the most from your rally driving experience day.

Goodwood Breakfast Club

With the last of the Goodwood Breakfast clubs coming up Forster Racing School will be there promoting the Rally school and all the Driving experience it provides. With the lead up to Christmas and many people thinking of gift experiences Leo and his team would like to show the public what driving experience days they can provide.

Giving an alternative to the usual driving DVD or Rave car Game, Forster Racing school provides an excellent alternative driving experience with its Rage Buggy driving courses.

“Many of our clients are Track Day enthusiasts, Goodwood has always been a great place for us to promote as its a stone throw away from us and where I had my first race circuit experience out of Karting at 15. I later became an instructor there at just 19. We now work with Goodwood providing passenger rides at the Festival of Speed and provide rally driving days for their corporate events”

At Goodwood Forster Racing School will be handing out their new promotional air fresheners to potential rally experience customers.

Driving experience day rage Buggy

Driving experience day rage Buggy

 

 

This Christmas get your loved ones a great Rally Driving Experience at the fastest Rally School in the UK. This year Forster Racing School has again provided fantastic driving experiences, stag events and team building days for corporate events.

Based in the south of England near Chichester, FRS use highly agile Rage Buggys in their Rage buggy driving experience. The cars can accelerate from 0-60 in under 4 seconds and handle like a world rally car.

So if you or your family have ever wanted to experience a rally car driving experience or receive rally driving tuition have a look at our courses here: FRS DRIVING COURSES

Forster Racing School driver Leo Forster Shows their Rally driving experience

Forster Racing School driver Leo Forster Shows their Rally driving experience

 

Forster Racing School at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ever fancied seeing what a World Rally Car might feel like, well this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is an opportunity to feel a rally experience like no other. Forster Racing School use highly manoeuvrable Rage Buggys with a 0-60 time in under 4 second on the dirt. At Goodwood this year they will again be providing high speed passenger rides over jumps, round sloping corners, and controlling power slides. Expect to be sat next to some of the best off road drivers in the UK such as the British Rallycross Champion Leo Forster who has made a career from driving fast.

The Motor Racing School started proving Rally experiences in 2011 when it officially opened following a period of time where Leo (the founder) was teaching drivers how to improve their stage or lap times. This led to the opening of the school to the public who can now take advantage of this specific tuition. Claiming to be the fastest Rally School in the UK is no understatement, these amazing vehicles will really out perform any rally school cars we’ve experienced.

“A normal half day course at the school will entail 3 sessions, the first will involve smooth accurate lines, identifying where and how the car reacts to driver input and learning to minimise those handling errors” explains Leo “The second session, gets more complicated, we learn to position the car so it can be controlled on the throttle only, advanced braking techniques such as the pendulum and do so with the emphasis on lap times. The third session is all about putting car control, throttle

Extreme Element Interview Leo Forster
Q. How Did you get into racing?

I first got into racing at the age of 5 when I was fortunate enough to be taken Karting by my Dad (a keen Karter at the time)in a local field, I remember racing my older brother and actually beating him at something. I was racing at the age of 11 and won my first ever race, I went on to win the championship in my first year. I moved into Juniors there after which was a bit more difficult racing 16 year olds at the age of 12 but I managed to win the British F6 Karting Championship at 13 years old. Motor racing was put on the back burner for a few years after that until I took a gap year after A’levels and worked every hour I could to raise enough money to race in the National BRDC Formula Ford Championship and every scholarship in racing I could. I was selected for the finals in a few scholarships but never landed the big prize. I did however become the National BRDC Formula Ford Vice Champion and managed to find a bit of help from a new team to race in a few rounds the following season. Unable to secure the funds to race I went to University and gained a degree. I worked at almost every race and rally school in the country during and after university but was still unable to secure a drive until 2008 when I was introduced to Rage at Goodwood.

I started racing Rallycross at the end of the 2008 season. I was thrown in at the deep end racing against the likes of Chris Meeke (IRC world Rally champion and WRC Mini driver) and Ollie O’DOnnovan (previous British Rallycross Champion). I didn’t get into my stride until 2009 when I took the British Rallycross RX150 championship winning 10/16 rounds and taking every fastest lap. I went on to win it again in 2010 and just missed out in 2011 despite qualifying on pole for 6/8 rounds. The starts were bad and mechanical problems on the last round left me just shy of the championship in second place.

 

  1. Do you have any advice for someone looking to get into the sport?

 

Find your nearest school or Kart circuit and go have a go. If you find you really enjoy it then get a licence and start racing. There are so many championships in the UK that it’s hard to choose the one that’s right for you but one that is within budget is a good start, one that you can compete in a level playing field is even better. I’m always looking for talent at the school and will always take time to talk to people about what their next steps in racing should be. There are championships out there which don’t require licences, are extremely competitive and cost just £300 for a season.

 

  1. What sort of motor racing have you been involved with? (What was the most fun, highly competitive etc)

 

Fun and competitive has to be Rallycross, you just can’t beat sliding sideways at over 90mph with a bunch of drivers in equal equipment all looking to take your place. Circuit racing is quick but Rallycross is fun!

 

 

  1. What is your proudest moment or greatest achievement?

 

I think taking the 2009 British Rallycross Championship was the proudest moment. It had been 7 years out of the driving seat other than the odd race and to come back in that fashion was great. I had to come 5th or above to win and my qualifying heats had been really bad. The pressure I felt was enormous. I almost lost my voice shouting in the car after the finish line when I realised I had won the race and the championship. I remember giving an interview after the race live on TV and the grin on my face must have made me look like a Cheshire cat!

 

  1. Have you had any bad crashes or injuries during your racing career?

 

I’ve had a few bad crashes but fortunately no bad injuries. I put a car in the tyre wall backwards at over 90mph once, broke the rear axel and my race helmet with the impact as it hit the rear roll bar. I had concussion a few days after that one but it was a lucky escape, the car was a Lotus 7 Kit car with the engine at the front so had I gone in to the barrier head first I may have lost my legs. I’m not a rash driver though; I watch others, think about car set up and feel the corner before I really go for it.

 

  1. Have you raced in any exotic locations? Which has been your favourite?

 

Exotic? Maybe not… Belgium, America, Ireland I think that’s it other than the UK. My favourite has to be Ireland Rallycross tracks both Nutts Corner and Mondello are great fun, long technical tracks. You really have to think about what you’re doing at those circuits.

 

  1. Do you have a favourite stunt to perform when behind the wheel?

 

Stunts are surprisingly easy to do, I’m thinking of teaching them at the school, J Turns, one handed drifts, doughnuts etc… I do like to finish my passenger rides sometimes with a 360 spin then drift between two cars to stop just by one of the lads doing the strapping.

 

  1. What have you got planned for 2012? (Any big events or competitions?)

 

2012 is unsecured at the moment; I just haven’t got the budget to take the next step. I’d love to compete at the X Games, or do the off road championships but its difficult without a major sponsor. I’d really like to get into endurance racing in the long term, maybe share a drive with someone.

 

  1. How did you make the jump from driver to instructor?

 

Instructing in the UK has two parts to it. The first is to get your racing up to spec and take the exam, the second is to network like crazy! I really enjoy instructing but I felt that almost every school didn’t allow their customers to experience raw racing. Driving with the car twitching, having to feed the power on or lose the back end was not in the script. Something I wanted to change with Forster Racing School.

 

  1. When did you set up your rally school?

 

Originally I set the school up to teach racing drivers and Rally drivers how to get the most from their driving and decrease lap times, in January 2011 however I decided to open the opportunity to everyone and change the way we do business. We still go fast and we still time laps to see improvement but unless requested its more about experiencing your potential than looking for a tenth of a second here and five metres later on the brakes there. We still offer that course and like to get heavily involved with training individuals but it’s also open to anyone who wants to experience it.

 

  1. What is different about your driving experiences? (a few reasons that make your experiences special)

 

Powerful and highly manoeuvrable machines accelerating from 0-60 in under 4 seconds

We will not hold you back, we expect to see what your potential is.

Large run off areas to allow for error in a safe environment.

Small groups to allow for a personal feel

The fastest Rally X Experience in the UK

The best Instructors, all our instructors must be quick drivers and great communicators.

 

 

 

Tomy GX Radio Controlled Buggy

Perform death defying jumps and tricks with the super speedy GX buggy remote controlled car. The GX’s lightweight body is superb for performing stunts, the great roll bar design means that even after you crash your car will return to an upright position and continue racing. – The perfect gift alongside a Forster Racing School Half Day Session!

 

gx buggy

Race of Champions

Congratulations to Rally Driver Sebastian Ogier who really did upstage his rivals in Dusseldorf from Formula 1 and Le Mans to take the Race of Champions crown. Visit our RoC page for a full report here or for more information on this fantastic annual event click here

Sebastien-Ogier-Race-Of-Champions-2011

 

The RX150 Rage Buggy

The most fun this Christmas! – But what exactly is a RX150 Rage Buggy? For more information click the link here

 

RX150

 

Give A Rally Gift Experience This Christmas!

 

Christmas is approaching fast, so you’d better get your thinking cap’s on and decide what you’ll be buying your nearest and dearest this year. Why not look at something slightly different from the usual Apple product or pair of socks! Try the Forster Racing School gift experience guaranteed to surprise and delight!

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Forster Racing School Merry Christmas

November 2011

Hi,

My name is Leo Forster, I live in Chichester in West Sussex and I eat, sleep, live and breathe motorsport.

Aside from delivering the best and fastest driving experiences in the South I will be updating this blog as often as I can with all things motorsport related. So I hope that you will enjoy reading and follow me as I add and build to the very first Forster Racing School blog!

Happy racing,

Leo