Once you’ve brushed up on your WRC history, taken your first steps to becoming a rally driver, and learned key driving maneuvers, you’ll be itching to go racing. And, with rally on the rise, there’s never been an easier time to jump in a car and start competing. But, before you become the next Stig Blumqvist, you’re going to need a few essentials; here’s your guide to the ensemble.
GET A CAR, TOO: An Audi Sport Quattro | Maybe a Lancia Stratos? | Consider a Subaru WRX
Alpinestars 2015 GP Start Boot Cut Suit
The Body Saver: FIA- and SFI-certified heat-resistant aramidic fiber (kevlar), lightweight and cut for the perfect driving position — this beats anything Tom Ford’s putting out.
HANS Sport II
The Support System: Invaluable protection from whiplash and strong negative acceleration, the HANS device has become a must-have in any type of motorsport.
Alpinestars 2015 Tech 1-Z
The Manicure Protector: Everything you need and nothing you don’t. Alpinestars combines Nomex fire-resistant construction, leather palms and silicone-accented fingertips into a glove that still feels thin and breathable.
Alpinestars 2015 Tech 1-T
The Pedicure Protector: Like its siblings, the 1-T shoe is FIA certified and heat resistant. It’s also ultra lightweight and has a grippy sole, which makes heel-toeing a breeze.