If watching Rally Driving on TV excites the Rally Driver within you – just imagine the thrill you’ll get when you actually experience what it’s like to go sideways for real!
Experience the thrill of getting into the driver’s seat of a purposely built rally car. Kick up the dirt on our newly designed rally track calculated to get your heart racing whilst taking advantage of Irelands only loose surface and tarmac track.
Go full throttle with our professional Driving Instructor alongside you who’s there to push you to your limits. You will be in constant communication with them as you navigate the track – letting your inner rev-head loose! This Driving Thrill is NOT for the faint-hearted…
On The Day
This Thrill includes:
- Access to the Martin Birrane Collection at Mondello Park
- Safety Briefing
- Demonstration of the stage by your instructor with you in passenger seat
- First Timed Rally Stage
- Coaching from Driving Instructor and notes from first stage
- Second Timed Rally Stage
- Debrief with pace notes from Driving Instructor
- Presentation of Completion Certificate
- This Driving Thrill typically lasts up to an hour and runs midweek only.
Drivers must be over the age of 18 and hold a valid full driving licence to take part in this Thrill.
All Gift Certificates purchased are redeemable against any Driving Thrill.
We also offer monetary vouchers.
No, prior driving experience is not required. Our professional driving instructors will provide guidance and support throughout the experience, making it suitable for both beginners and seasoned drivers.
If you’ve never experienced rally driving before or have limited driving experience, there’s no need to worry. Our professional driving instructors are highly experienced and skilled at working with beginners. They will provide patient and thorough guidance, ensuring you feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel of our purpose-built rally car. Before you hit the track, our instructors will conduct a comprehensive safety briefing, explaining the basic controls of the Rally car and the key techniques you’ll need to navigate the course effectively.
Throughout the experience, our instructors will be right there with you in the passenger seat, offering real-time feedback and coaching. They’ll help you master the art of rally driving, from controlling the car on loose surfaces to executing exhilarating turns and slides. By the end of the experience, you’ll have gained valuable driving skills and unforgettable memories to cherish.
You will be driving a specially designed Sukuki Swift 1.4 rally car built for optimal performance on our rally track. These cars are equipped with safety features and are designed to provide an authentic rally driving experience.
The Suzuki Swift 1.4 rally car is chosen for its exceptional handling, agility, and power. With a finely tuned suspension system and performance upgrades, this car offers the perfect balance between control and excitement. The 1.4-litre engine packs enough punch to ensure you experience the true essence of rally driving. Whether you’re tackling tight corners or powering through straightaways, the Suzuki Swift 1.4 rally car will keep your heart racing and adrenaline flowing.
Yes, spectators are welcome to join and witness the excitement. We have designated viewing areas to ensure everyone’s safety. At Mondello Park, safety is our top priority. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable rally driving experience for all participants and spectators, we kindly request that you adhere to the guidelines from our staff regarding the use of electronic devices, such as smartphones, cameras, and video recorders while at the track.
We recommend wearing comfortable and casual clothing. Closed-toe flat shoes are best, these types of shoes provide better control over the pedals and help maintain stability while driving.
As The Rally Thrill takes place outdoors, you should dress appropriately for the weather. Additionally, we suggest that you avoid wearing loose clothing and excessive accessories while driving.
The Rally Thrill typically lasts up to an hour. During this time, participants will receive a safety briefing, experience a demonstration of the stage with the instructor, go through timed rally stages, receive coaching and feedback, and have a debrief session with pace notes from the driving instructor. It’s a thrilling and action-packed hour that leaves participants with unforgettable memories of the rally driving adventure.
Absolutely! We offer gift certificates that can be redeemed against any Driving Thrill, including the Rally Driving experience. It’s a perfect gift for thrill-seekers and motorsport enthusiasts.
Yes, safety is our top priority. Our rally track is designed with safety in mind, and all participants will receive a comprehensive safety briefing before getting behind the wheel. In order to get an FIA licence, an FIA inspector must conduct a very thorough assessment of the safety level of Mondello Park, which is the only FIA-approved track in Ireland.
Ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our participants is our utmost priority at Mondello Park. While we make every effort to operate The Rally Driving experience under various weather conditions, extreme weather situations, such as heavy rain, storms, or other adverse conditions, can impact the overall driving experience and pose potential safety risks. In such cases, we will reschedule the session for your safety and enjoyment.
Mondello Park Membership
Every Driving Thrill purchased from Mondello Park comes with free membership for 12 months! Enjoy complimentary access to all our events including all Irish Championship Circuit Racing (ICCR) and Irish Rallycross Championship (IRX) along with our famous Japfest Festival and Historic Festival. Simply follow the instructions in your confirmation email to get your digital membership card automatically issued and arrive to the event with photo ID and your membership card.
Note that the Mondello Park Membership card is only applicable to events ran by Mondello Park at the venue. Please contact us before an event if you have any queries.