Fireblade Track Day

Fireblade Track Day

I’ve trashed my new Fireblade and bust my arm after I fell off on a track day; I lost the front-end after I tried to overtake the instructor on a bend.

The track instructor told me to f*** off when I threatened to slap him afterwards. He was lucky I had broken my arm, otherwise I would have given him a kicking. I tried to claim for my bike on my fully comprehensive insurance, but they told me to forget it, as they reckon I wasn’t covered. Who can I sue? I’m well out of pocket.

Answer

You sir, are an oxygen thief and a drain on the planet’s resources. From what you have said, there is no one to blame for falling off other than you. Don’t go on a track day if you don’t want to take the risk of falling off. It’s a bit like a boxer moaning he got broken nose after fighting in the ring. As for insurance, if you haven’t insured the risk of taking your bike on a track then you weren’t covered when it went belly up. Suck it up.

Andrew ‘Chef’ Prendergast

Motorcycle Monthly

Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Last modified: March 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a ZZR1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.

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