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    Hiring a Race Track for the Day... help me clear this up

    Costs for exclusive hire are as follows:-



    Minimum number of cars on track is '3' (therefore you would just have groups of 3 going out in each group) - £3,200 + VAT

    Maximum number of cars on track is '12' - £6,250 + VAT

    You can also book either '4' car day @ £4,000 + VAT and a '6' car day would be £3,800 + VAT
    a bunch of guys i know are organising a track day at castle coombe or possibly a few other circuits.., but there is a slight dispute.....

    There is a maximum of 12 cars allowed on the track at one time... they want to take 24 cars (for argument sake i said 24) put 12 on when their finished put the other 12 on..

    Wouldnt this mean that the Cost will therefore be £12,800 and not £6,400???

    I just cant see how they could possibly allow 24 cars to go on at a price for 12 cars

    the price is there to pay to pay the overheads...
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    You sign away any liability before you drive on the track
    (so no insurance unless previously arranged by drivers)

    Costs involve safety marshalls, staffing, etc.

    Sounds like the costs are per day, but check with the track themselves...
    it could be per session

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    Coo just changed the insurance bit when i remembered but cheers mate..

    Cost are obviously there to pay overheads... If it's per day i cant see how paying for 12 cars and letting 100 on can make them money??
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    When I got a quote off recently HIC they told me track day cover was included in the policy - Could explain why it was so bloody expensive

    As for those prices - they sure confused the hell outta me.

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    same here thats why i'm asking about it.....
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    i think the costs are there to reflect the price of staff and the use of the racetrack. I cant see how they'd stop you doing 12 cars for half a day 12 for another half because its only the same as them letting you have 12 on for a full day as far as they're concerned. Unless they're tight that is :S

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    I think it may work that you can have three cars on the track at any time for the least amount and 12 cars on the track for the most amount. That would come down to the number of marshalls to cover the cars.

    Track use isn't too expensive, as all you're doing is driving around, when they provide instructors and track cars is where it hits you in the pocket.

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    My local track is Goodwood and thats even cheaper, we can hire the track for the whole day for £2k(last years quote).

    So when the mk1 is done you know where i'll be
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    Goodwood?? great choice mate
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    If I were you and you wanted to do a track day, I'd look at one of the days that are laid on by a track rental company. OK, you won't get the track just to yourselves but it will work out cheaper in the long run.

    I did Donnington in October last year and it cost £99 for the car and £20 each for additional drivers. We got six sessions of 20 minutes throughout the day and thats more than enough for one set of tyres and one set of brake pads.

    Check out the individual track websites and they should have track day details.
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