Track Day Insurance

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    SJ

      It is my understanding the most insurance companies do not cover insurance for track days.
      Do people ride with no insurance on track days?
      Do you have insurance for just track days?
      Thanks for any advice.

      #532384
      Alex Hatfield

        If memory serves, Hagerty offers track day insurance.
        That being said, I’ve never met anyone that has track day insurance outside of some very rare bikes.

        Most big insurance companies strictly disclaim any “high performance driving events” or anything “on closed circuit courses.”
        Sometimes, they’ll cover track events IF the event is a school (like ours).

        #532389
        SJ

          Interesting, so most everyone rides at track without insurance. So if wreck and bike is totaled, you’re out the money. I’m new to all this so just learning how things work. Thanks for the info.

          #532467
          Ruud Brand

            Hi SJ, it is indeed as you describe it: if you damage your bike at the track the cost is all for you. That being said, if you invest in track riding the cost of an off can be quite modest (not talking about a whopper of a crash). If you fit crash protection and remove the lights from your bike before going on track a low side will see you replace a lever, a clip-on and a crash bobbin.

            #532565
            SJ

              Does insurance normally cover accidents in training classes such as Champ School?

              #532830
              Alex Hatfield

                Hey SJ,

                Can’t give you a good answer to this, as every insurance company differs. If you do decide to call your provider, it would be worth stressing two things: (1) ChampSchool is a professional school, not a high performance driving event or race, and (2) at no point during the school is anything timed. It’s simply a closed course environment.

                #533765
                Susan Lazor

                  well do I call my insurance and ask before I take champschool in a week?????? oh dear…

                  #533882
                  Alex Hatfield

                    Hi Susan,

                    That’s entirely up to you.
                    That being said, we find student crashes are extremely rare, especially on their own bikes. Even more rare: a crash that goes beyond cosmetic damage. Granted, this isn’t a guarantee of any kind, but we rarely have issues.

                    #538827
                    William Meadows

                      My insurance State Farm told me that my bike is insured for the in-person class and riding on a track so long as it’s not a timed race. They won’t cover any spills if I’m in an actual race.

                      #538866
                      Alex Hatfield

                        William, I’d strongly encourage you to get that in writing.

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