Track day insurance is an accidental damage policy designed to cover your car in the event you have an accident on the circuit, or another participant causes damage to your car. Track day insurance applies to non-competitive events and has become a generic term to describe track activities from parade laps and training days to track day events and public days at the Nürburgring.
Track day insurance covers the costs for repairing your car or the market value of the car (if the insurers decide it is a total loss) regardless of whether the accident was caused by you or another driver.
Track day insurance is a limited cover and does not include third-party liability. It does not exist. There is no insurer in the UK who provides participant to participant bodily injury cover or damage caused to other participants' cars. It is down to the other participants to make a choice for themselves if they wish to protect their car or not.
MORIS.co.uk provides track day insurance for both UK and DK residents.
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Track day insurance covers the cost of repairing or replacing your car if:
Your track day insurance policy also includes:
Our specialist track day policies provide:
MORIS.co.uk are track day insurance experts who regularly provide:
Track day insurance key exclusions are:
MORIS.co.uk track day insurance starts at £63 per day. Furthermore, we offer discounts up to 50% if you are buying more than a single day's cover.
This is an example quote based on the assumption of a 40-year-old male, living in London, with no track day accidents or road convictions in the last 5 years. Cover is for a single track day at Silverstone. For all the three vehicles below the Year of Manufacture is 2015 and the Admin Fee (incl. tax) is £22.34.
|Make & Model||Market Value||Excess||Total Price (incl. tax)|
|Ford Fiesta ST2||£10,000||£750||£96.34|
Most track day insurance providers will calculate the premium as a percentage of the market value of the car. There is a sliding scale with some generous discounts if more than one day is paid for in advance.
On top of that, insurance providers might also consider the following factors when calculating the premium:
Abingdon Airfield which is a track with large run-off area offers a safer proposition to the insurance providers than say the Nürburgring that has 170 corners, limited visibility, and almost zero run-off. Therefore, it will usually be more costly to insure your car on a circuit with limited run off – but you might be surprised at the circuits that we are wary of, it is not always the most obvious.
Age is another factor that insurers consider when calculating the premium. MORIS.co.uk will provide discounts of up to 30% for drivers over 50. However, this will be closely looked into when fast expensive cars are taken onto the track.
If you think track days are more fun with your mates, think again. According to Justin Everitt from MORIS.co.uk, many of the claims are caused by additional drivers and none of the accidents are small. Therefore, sharing your car at the track can cost anywhere from an additional £25 to 20% load on premium as a minimum although often the excess might be increased for the additional driver.
The track day insurance price for fast, expensive cars tends to be a little different. The basic cost for insuring a £100,000 car varies from £450 to £950 per day. The rates are not discounted by the insurers in the same way because a £100,000 loss would wipe out all the premium gained from the lower value cars. The
exposure carries a load on the insurer's premium. The type of circuit, age of the driver, and additional drivers also have an impact on the price.
As a rule of thumb, the excess is between 4% and 7.5% of the market value of the car. MORIS.co.uk uniquely provides an option to insure the policy excess for cars under £40,000.
It is not a legal requirement to have track day insurance. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Driving on a track can be disorientating to the uninitiated. Speeds can be readily achieved, and the often wide open space of a track means that, just like a motorway, you do not appreciate how fast you really are going.
Circuits, unlike a motorway have challenging twists and turns and it is at these points one should recall the great Colin McRae who once said,
Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers. It is at these turns that you – and other drivers – might suddenly realise just how fast they have loomed up.
Track day insurance is a small price to pay for peace of mind. You might not be the problem – it is the others out there who might care less about your car.
There are many track day insurance providers in the UK so it may pay to shop around to find the best track day insurance for you.
MORIS.co.uk was the first and remains the foremost brand to provide online track day insurance for cars and motorcycles so it might be worthwhile taking a couple of minutes to complete our online forms for a quotation. The payment can be made online via a secure third-party and your policy will be emailed to you instantly.
Our car track day insurance products are divided into two categories based on the number of track days insured on the policy:
We also have some nifty optional extras that many of the other track day insurance providers are unable to offer. These include:
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