We found out more about the thrill of rallying in the latest show

Last Updated: 24/11/12 4:04pm

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Calling potential petrol heads. Sky Sports News has been getting the lowdown on the thrills of rallying.

There were 887 rallies staged in the UK last year and each one was lapped up by competitors trying to follow in the footsteps of former British World Rally Champions, Richard Burns and Colin McRae.

Rally enthusiasts are able to drive a host of vehicles, including classic cars, and can get behind the wheel from as early as the age of 14.

You wouldn't start off in a mud-soaked forest, but rather on a closed Formula 1000 circuit to get used to the high-speed nature of the activity.

Autotests, which harness drivers' car control, are also organised by motor clubs throughout the UK and have proved to be an excellent breeding ground for talented motorists.

McRae honed his craft in the sport, while three-time MSA British Autotest Champion Paul Swift, has used his training to become one of the world's leading stunt drivers!

You must take part in one of these events (which cost less than £30 and you can use any old car) before you will be allowed out onto a stage.

And we also found out that full rallies are relatively inexpensive and safe to take part in once you reach a more advanced level.

Take a look at our video report to see how you can get involved.

For more information on rallying and all forms of motorsport visit, www.GoMotorsport.net

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