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Poll: The Great Trackday Insurance Poll (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you get trackday insurance?

  1. I currently never go out without trackday insurance (11 votes [47.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.83%

  2. It depends, sometimes I insure myself (2 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  3. I currently never insure myself for non-competitive trackdays (10 votes [43.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.48%

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#1 Potatoes

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:01 PM

Reviving a vote that last took place in 2005

 

So, I'm weighing up the pro's and con's of whether to get trackday insurance. Having had a good read of this forum and PistonHeads on the subject people sit on both sides of the fence. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm going to do but interested to see the view of .org. 

 

So, where do you sit on this subject; do you insure your car for trackdays?


Edited by Potatoes, 18 December 2014 - 04:02 PM.


#2 SteveA

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:37 PM

I had track insurance through CCI when I wrote my car off at Oulton Park. Very, very glad I had it.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:43 PM

Most of the 'specialist' insurers such as CCI, Henderson Taylor, etc included track day insurance within the policy for a given number of track days a year.  These companies are usually the cheapest to choose anyway so make it a no brainer to choose one of these if you intend to track the car, rather than having to source additional track day cover.

 

Personally, I would always have cover, as much as anything to protect myself from everyone else out there!


Edited by JamesC, 18 December 2014 - 04:44 PM.


#4 CHILL Gone DUTCH

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:46 PM

I unlimited track day insurance with classic line as long as organiser is a member of the ATDO which most are

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:06 PM

Not a very good poll...I can't really answer any of those questions.

 

I never used to insure. Now I have a policy that covers me for most UK trackdays and if I can get a good deal through my insurer for Euro trackdays I will. However I m not against tracking with out insurance if I have to. I would never pay £100 for a days insurance for example I'd rather risk it. After all I have been tracking for 11 years (probably 50 plus track days) and never needed to claim.



#6 Potatoes

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:24 PM

Hmmm... I may cancel my policy and go with one of the insurers mentioned in other threads that come with trackday cover.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:51 PM

Hmmm... I may cancel my policy and go with one of the insurers mentioned in other threads that come with trackday cover.

 

You can get just as good policies including trackday cover as without, especially if you are willing to limit your miles.

 

mine with classic line includes most UK trackdays and was only £300 ish last year and thats with lots of mods/300bhp.

 

I am old and very long no claims though.


Edited by P11 COV, 18 December 2014 - 07:52 PM.


#8 Potatoes

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:00 PM

I'm paying that without trackday cover... Decision made, thanks Paul :)

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:23 PM

I've always had trackday insurance sometimes it's been included with the insurance other times it hasn't but I was very glad I had it when I crashed the RX8 at Brands. It was with REIS and they were great and paid out less the excess of 10% and because some of the aftermarket parts would have had to been imported from Japan they agreed to pay out a cash settlement on the bases of the quotes I had for the repairs. In the end I haven't repaired the car and used the money to go towards the VX and still haven't decided wether to repair the car or break it for parts.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 09:42 PM

IMO you are nuts if you track and don't insure.

It just isn't worth the risk. I insure with CCI and get their inclusive free 5/6 trackdays per year.

 

I look at it this way: whats the difference between my premium and the absolute cheapest bargain basement premium I could get, which wouldn't cover for any trackdays. Probably £100 a year, something like that ?

Its worth £100 a year for complete peace of mind.

 

Its all very well saying 'I've never had an accident'...until you have an accident!

It doesn't take much to write off a clam...a bit of over exhuberant driving or some old banger ahead dumping fluids on a bend. 

 

How many of us have -never- had a spin ? Not even MartinS can say that any more!

If you're spinning you're out of control and whether you have an expensive accident or not is to a degree in the lap of the gods.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:54 PM

I insure sometimes, when I remember to inform the insurance company (CCI through Henderson Taylor). Never bothered with insurance at Silverstone, Snetterton, Bedford, Anglesey and lots of the French tracks. Always insure at Cadwell and Oulton and certainly will for Spa. :wacko:



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 03:06 PM

I insured once 

fell off at cadwell 

£800 damage which is what I would have paid in excess 

 

Now i don't insure it but i do take another car to drive if I crash mine !!!

 

if it comes with a policy and the excess isn't too high then it's probably worth having just for peace of mind 



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:20 PM

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#14 Andrew aka Stuwy

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:21 PM

Never used to, but now I do I feel much more comfortable on track.

 

Nightmare situation at Snett, come round the final set of corners to find 3 cars stationary on the track, lucky to avoid but sh*t happens.

 

Worth being insured IMO 



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 07:34 PM

Very good Hairy.





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