Rally Driving Ladder of Learning
Bill Gwynne’s Rally Driving Ladder of Learning is a metaphor for the process of learning rally driving techniques and forms the basis of our objective to give drivers' parents the confidence that their son or daughter has been coached in a safe and progressive environment geared towards their safe and competent progress in competitive rallies.
Each step on the ladder represents one of the infinite range of variables a rally driver has to learn to be the most complete, confident and safe driver they can be. Each step is a piece of invaluable knowledge and combines rally driving techniques, driving surfaces, speed, mechanical knowledge, mechanical sympathy, tyres and crucially how the driver and co-driver work as a team.
The key, particularly for Junior rally drivers taking their first steps on the rally ladder is to complete every step fully before moving on to the next. It is possible for drivers to jump from step one to step five for example and still be fast, but at some stage of their career they will need steps two three and four. Without them, there will be a hole in the ladder and they’ll fall through it.