Everybody knows that driving on the NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife brings with it many inherent risks. It is these risks that can make the experience so rewarding. However, things can and do go wrong. Accident damage is a regular sight at the Ring, and, sadly, loss of life is also a real possibility.
Anyone who drives the Nordschleife, especially on an open Touristenfahrten day, must be aware of all these risks and make their decision to tackle the Green Hell accordingly. (The safety leaflet from Ben Lovejoy’s site is a great place to start.)
Insurance is one area that is often a very grey area, especially for those driving their own car around the circuit. So it was with great interest that I read the news in the AUSringers inbox yesterday about NÃ¼rburgMotorsport signing an agreement with insurance giant Allianz to offer specific NÃ¼rburgring coverage.
Details of the coverage at this stage appear thin on the ground, but things do sound promising.
Ken Harris, British owner and founder of German based, NÃ¼rburgMotorsport said, “Given the immense popularity of visitors coming to experience the unique Ring thrills and amazing new entertainment facilities available here for all the family, it makes sense to be able to relax more by taking out some insurance cover.
“I approached the Allianz management and they understood the scope of the problem immediately. An initial meeting was quickly arranged to finalise the details.”
Herr Eichhorn, Regional Manager on behalf of Allianz AG says, “We were satisfied with all of NÃ¼rburgMotorsport’s proposals, for example, each vehicle undergoes a visual inspection by experienced engineers. This means Allianz can obtain better risk management and keep costs down for our customers.”
Costs are one thing that would be great to know. I’ll make some enquiries and see what I can find out. In the meantime, if you’re planning a trip to the Ring, drive carefully and enjoy the experience.
NÃ¼rburgMotorsport together with Allianz now can offer extra Visitor Support with the introduction of NÃ¼rburgring insurance cover for car drivers & motorbike riders.
17 July 2009 â€“ Today, German based and British owned company Nurburgmotorsport UG and one of Germanyâ€™s largest insurance companies Allianz AG, signed an agreement which will offer extra visitor support, through insurance cover whilst driving on the gruelling NÃ¼rburgring.
The NÃ¼rburgring, simply known as “The Ring” by enthusiasts, and can be classed as a normal road in Germany, or a motorsport race track, depending on whom you speak to. It is open to anyone with a road legal car or motorcycle and also a few euro in their pocket to pay for the road toll. Like all roads or race tracks throughout the world accidents occur, people can be injured and property is damaged.
However, gone are the days when Ring related insurance claims are settled when containing accident statements like, â€œthe accident happened on the long and twisty road between NÃ¼rburg and Adenau. Most insurance companies are now fully aware of the Ring and standard automotive and accident insurance policies simply do not provide cover whilst driving on this Public tourist toll road, also referred to as the Northloop, Nordschleife or more imaginatively the Green Hell.
â€œGiven the immense popularity of visitors coming to experience the unique Ring thrills and amazing new entertainment facilities available here for all the family, it makes sense to be able to relax more by taking out some insurance cover,â€ says Ken Harris, British owner and founder of German based, Nurburgmotorsport. He continues, â€œI approached the Allianz management and they understood the scope of the problem immediately. An initial meeting was quickly arranged to finalise the details.â€
Herr Eichhorn, Regional Manager on behalf of Allianz AG says, â€œWe were satisfied with all of Nurburgmotorsportsâ€™ proposals, for example, each vehicle undergoes a visual inspection by experienced Engineers. This means Allianz can obtain better risk management and keep costs down for our customersâ€.
To find out more details of the new â€œRing Insuranceâ€ please see further details on the website: www.nurburgmotorsport.com
Coming soon a new Sport car rentals package featuring Lotus Elises including Allianz insurance cover.
Nurburgmotorsport can provide all the aspects needed for having an enjoyable and safe stay at the NÃ¼rburgring. From travel booking, airport pickups, accommodation, servicing and repair, Race Car Building, Race Team Management, Race / Driver training, not to mention the cars i.e. store your own in our secure compound or rent brand new cars and motorcycles.
â€œMore thrills and better value for motorsport with Nurburgmotorsportâ€.
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