Um... I know one
>year a new drive rolled and ask the form some things and I
>THINK alot (?) of drivers came back about crashing there
>first rally. Just would like to see some numbers if this is
>a prob or just newbe's having a bad day. thanks David To
>the gravel !!
I think you mean me. Actually, people talked about rolling in their first rally BEFORE my first event. With so many others doing it, I figured that was a good way to start
But seriously, I'm one of those thick-headed types who only learns by doing. Had to learn the hard way.
And I followed other advice and started in a low powered 2WD, but still managed a 40+ mph 1 & 3/4 half gainer roll. So having been there-done that, I don't think the car matters as much as the driver. Red mist was new to me. But I learned a great lesson- what my limits are. I think Derek said it best about scaring new drivers. That roll shocked me back into place, and now I strive for finishes within my limits.
But that fatefull day wasn't a "newbie having a bad day". I had a great day! Running flat out, on the limit (sometimes over), trees screaming by, sliding around, is what got me totally hooked. I had a grin a mile wide during that stage :7 And I think I'll be a better (safer) driver because of the roll in the long run.
Rembember: There are 2 types of rally drivers- those who have rolled, and those who WILL!
(3 rallies, still only 1 roll)