Did I miss something? What's with the sudden concern for newbies. Are newbs really that out of control? It seems to me that the worst wrecks come from the more experienced. Newbs tend to just bang up the fenders. I've never met a newb who thought he/she was the ultimate hot shot and went flat out into a tree. I know in my first rally I kept it easy trying not to damage my new to me rally car. I barely got enough money for the entry fee. I didn't need tree encounters to add to my cost. My foot was as light as a feather.