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Absolutely wicked, well done!

 

On a more boring note, do you get any insurance for it, or just take a chance?

 

Ring is definatley on my bucket list.

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“...Steadeeeeeee...” 🤣🤣🤣

 

Lovely drop into and free of traffic line around Karussel - nicely done. 👍🏻

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3 hours ago, GlosRich said:

Absolutely wicked, well done!

 

On a more boring note, do you get any insurance for it, or just take a chance?

 

Ring is definatley on my bucket list.

Thanks! It's an awesome place. Like a mini road trip and track day rolled into one.

 

I insure the car with Morris for track days, 10 per year costs around £650 and they cover international circuits. (inc trackdays organised at the ring).

 

You can't get (I don't think) insurance for TF laps.

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23 minutes ago, Windymiller said:

“...Steadeeeeeee...” 🤣🤣🤣

 

Lovely drop into and free of traffic line around Karussel - nicely done. 👍🏻

 

😅  Involuntary noises! You wouldn't believe how slippery the wet sections were, like ice!

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2 hours ago, Dougle_turbo said:

Thanks! It's an awesome place. Like a mini road trip and track day rolled into one.

 

I insure the car with Morris for track days, 10 per year costs around £650 and they cover international circuits. (inc trackdays organised at the ring).

 

You can't get (I don't think) insurance for TF laps.

 

Cheers for the info. I got a quote for one track day from them, £180, about 1% of the value of the car, as they say. But I guess its cheaper to have an annual policy for 10 days if you do a lot of tracking.

 

That was with Circuit days I guess a closed session?

 

Yeah the TF days sound like the wild west!

 

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2 hours ago, GlosRich said:

 

Cheers for the info. I got a quote for one track day from them, £180, about 1% of the value of the car, as they say. But I guess its cheaper to have an annual policy for 10 days if you do a lot of tracking.

 

That was with Circuit days I guess a closed session?

 

Yeah the TF days sound like the wild west!

 

I have track day cover with A-Plan (who are amazing) and it costs £200 per year for 5 days. I don't know whether it covers international circuits but worth a look.

 

When I went to the ring back in 2010 we just risked it but I no longer have the courage/stupidity for that. Speaking truthfully, I'd actually be a bit scared to really push it on the ring these days - it's a pretty mad place and I've had enough tank slappers on UK tracks with plenty of run off to make me realise that I probably don't have enough talent for a fast lap of the ring (when I first went it was my first real "track experience" so I a) didn't know better and b) wasn't really pushing the car...although I didn't know that at the time).

 

In light of all of the above... massive respect for the lap @dougle_turbo!!

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Manning regular car insurance includes for 10UK trackdays per annum, so long as the trackday / track is operated by an ATDO member (eg MSV, javelin etc). Your XS just increases to 10% of the insured value of the car for the trackday. 
 

I presume they’d charge some sort of premium to extend the cover to the Ring, and perhaps only then for a dedicated track day, not an open ‘tourist’ day 🤔🤷‍♂️
 

I went to the Ring in 2006 in a Mitsubishi FTO GPX and thought I was ‘givin some’ (which of course I wasn’t at all really), until a family of 4 went hurtling past me in a Merc CLS500 with the kids blissfully ignorant on gameboys in the back! 🤪

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The ring is fantastic, cant wait to get back out there and get a td done with the Cayman. Its amazing how much the conditions change around the circuit, bright sun in some parts and anything from heavy fog/snow/rain in other parts, keeps you on your toes for sure.

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There are some great companies out there offering all sorts of track insurance. However if you are getting into insuring for track days just be a little bit carful with the small print.
 

The policies that offer road cover and X track days are great value but unless something has changed on the last 12 months none of them will cover you at the ring as part of the X days.

 

Another major point is that if you bin it on a joint policy, it will affect your road going insurance.

 

what I like about Morris is that Spa and the Ring are covered, and it’s a stand alone policy. Sure it costs a little more, but it works for me. 
 

I should also add that as far as I’m aware no one will cover to for Armco damage at the ring. So that could get expensive quickly with a big off!

 

All that said, the Ring is a pretty safe place to drive around, especially on a TD. Treat it as you would a B road and it’s safer than driving on the road. Traffic is all heading in the same direction, and there aren’t any cyclists, sheep etc to hit. It’s a little different if you’re starting to push, but even then it’s a place the rewards familiarity with the track, and building speed up over time. This was my third visit, so I have done around 40 laps now (inc around 9 TF laps - different leaguer of crazy when busy!)

 

If you want a real riot, hire some of the Ring Swifts. A few of us did it last month, and it was hilarious fun. Highly recommended.
 

Needless to say, I love the place and am absolutely hooked. 

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