John Hardy

Over 20 years British National Rally Championship experience and class wins behind him, John has helped many British Championship drivers as a Rally Driving Instructor at Castle Coombe Rally School.

He has competed in Ford Escort and Sierra Cosworth, Renault Clio Williams I, Vauxhall Nova SR and GSi, Peugeot 306 GTi6 and 106 XSi, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 4 and Evo 6, Seat Cupra Sport and on the Silk Way Rally in a MAN L90 Race Truck.

Best of British

Our driving team consists of a number of highly experienced British rally professionals, eager to take on a new challenge in competing on the Dakar Rally.  Whilst we are in talks with Title Sponsors, their profiles remain a closely guarded secret.

Between them, the portfolio includes the World Rally Championship, Championship and Driver awards, manufacturer adverts and television presenting and their names are synonymous with rallying marques such as Ford, Nissan, Vauxhall, Renault, VW, Mitsubishi and Subaru.


Andrew Coley

Andrew’s humble beginnings in rallying, in 1998, have led to an impressive career. From being chosen from over 200 european competitors as reserve driver with the 2006 NISMO Dakar Team, to being crowned 2008 group A6 British National Rally Champion.

Andrew is the current FIA World RX commentator and also works for high profile clients such as Audi, Mercedes Benz and Eurosport Television, ESPN, Motors and Bloomberg, as a TV presenter, commentator and professional driver.