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Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by Howard, Oct 3, 2011.
'Ring Taxi In Eight-Car Nordschleife Pile-Up - PistonHeads Headlines
Ha ha...A rental car..
Oops, someone's going to get a hefty bill.
and claimed both one of the new E90 BMW M3 'Ring taxis and a rented Corvette Z06 among its automotive victims.
Bet they didn't tell the rental firm they were taking it to the Ring.
A rental company with a Z06 within driving distance of the Ring. It was just a matter of time.
I wonder when crash helmets will become compulsory.
That looks like the section of track where Nikki Lauda nearly met his doom. Grillkurve.
When Ford introduced the Mustang it was possible to hire the Shelby version from your local rental firm. This happy state of affairs didn't last long as they were being hired 'for the weekend' and entered in races.
It was the GT350H. The 'H' denoted Hertz...
lol, costly .... bet the insurance underwriters are wriggling like hell looking for a non-payment loophole they can use
Well, if a job's worth doing it's worth doing properly.
It's this reason why I'veto the ring. Just too chicken I guess.
Surprisingly, there are several companies that rent cars specifically for use on the 'Ring...... including Rent4Ring who will do you a Suzuki Swift but there is a £2500 excess if you break it....
RSR have more exotic cars, with prices to match......
I've just received my insurance renewal (from Direct Line £238.57 fully comp) and there is a new condition notified, which specifically excludes cover when the car is being used on the Nurburgring Nordschleif.
I suppose they've been bitten........
Almost All standard policys will have a disclaimer that says the car will not be issured if used on a track.
Many track days we go on number plates are either removed or covered up with tape just in case the snappers get a picture and the insurance people see these.
Typical to see a Brit 3 series involved in the accident....I wonder if he was trying to turn his fogs on..
I hope the people are all ok mind.
It's not a track, its a public toll road
It's also not a laughing matter as there was one fatality in this accident
the independent Mercedes Estate specialists
There were some video's on Youtube of the scene pre-accident.
Roadworks very badly positioned, with poor signage left people with nowhere to go.
^ I'm sorry I did not realise there was a fatality. So I do appologies.
From the OP's link this was not apparent unless I missed it?
I'm still not convinced about insurance implications of crashing on the public toll road. Its not quite the same as crashing on the m6 toll. Everyone knows what it is and the types of cars involved would suggest they were going to go quite quickly. (is there a speed limit on the public toll road?) I remember watching a program about the ring and how much it costs to repair each meter of barrier if you do crash.
A quick search revealed:
•Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150
•Removing damaged armco: €10/metre (x2 or x3 or x4 for multiple-height sections)
•Replacement armco: €31/metre (x2 or x3 for double/triple height)
•Removing damaged armco posts: €5.10 each
•Replacing armco post: €39 each
•Safety car attendance: €82 per 30 mins (car + 2 people)
•Circuit closure: €1,350 per hour
•Recovery truck: €190 (inc VAT)
When the bit of crash barrier was replaced on the M61 after I brushed against it in 2009 it was £5k for about 5 metres so not much different to Nurbugring prices.
Well , we weren't to know that Nick , as it isn't in the report , or we wouldn't be laughing.
^ That's was my point?
Having re-read that report and seen the photos showing a GB-registered 3-series, I remember when we went a couple of years ago being hounded and then passed by a similar car, with a similar registration. I can't say for sure if it's the same car (what would the odds on that be?) but he was driving along the public roads towards the circuit like a complete tool.
He upset me and several other road users along that stretch alone. He clearly already thought he was racing. I'm talking about taking on an overtaking manoeuvre past several cars in the face of oncoming traffic, overtaking on blind bends, riding inches off the rear bumper of cars, causing everyone around him to take avoiding action; it was quite scary. I freely admit to hoping to see him upside-down in a ditch further up the road.
In a sense, I hope it was the same bloke, as this will have hurt him financially and hopefully taught him a lesson. Plus, if he's the fatality then I guess he's at least done us a favour and removed himself from the gene pool.