As a reward for hitting a target at work, Clare's nice
bosses decided to award her with a Rally Experience
courtesy of Boots Plc. Having never done anything apart
from track driving, Clare thought this would be a more
exciting prospect than driving a Ferrari or Porsche
round a track with an instructor telling her to slow
After a briefing, Clare had her first try out in the
Peugeot 206 rally car and promptly spun on the first
corner. Her excuse was she hadn't got used to the car,
but after spinning a few more times, this excuse was
wearing quite thin!
Then onto the handbrake turns. Tight corners were despatched
in seconds as the back end was flung around and gravel
and mud sprayed up the side of the car. This was fun!
After the teaching session the real fun began. The
instructor told Clare to go around the track, but did
not try to give too many instructions. This time she
was on her own! Even more fun, more handbrake turns
and displacement of water, mud and gravel.
The time was up far too quickly and now it was the
instructor's turn to try and scare the willing students.
Clare was unphased. Her only comments were, "he
kept trying to scare me, but it wasn't happening"