We've answered some of the most common questions we receive about track day insurance below. You can also email or call us with questions.
What is HPDE?
HPDE stands for High Performance Driver’s Education, which is an event that allows you to take your car out on a track in a safe, controlled environment. Instructors are on hand to teach driving basics, techniques and safety. Advanced participants with enough experience may receive a sign off from an instructor to drive solo.
Doesn’t my auto insurance policy protect my car during an HPDE event?
Most standard auto insurance policies do not cover HPDE events. Auto insurers have started adding specific language excluding “track”, “high performance”, “HPDE-type”, “racing or speed contest events” or while on a “racing surface”. Without HPDE insurance, you might not be covered in the event of an accident or damage to your car.
When I first purchased my auto insurance policy, I was told by my insurance agent that I have coverage for HPDE events. Why do I need this policy?
In the past decade, most auto insurance companies have added exclusions to their policies eliminating coverage of vehicles for HPDE events. We recommend you review your policy and talk to your agent prior to an HPDE event to confirm your coverage.
Is any car eligible for HPDE coverage under this policy?
Our policies cover most vehicles that have VIN numbers.
What does this policy cover?
RLI’s HPDE insurance policy provides physical damage coverage for your car while you are participating in an HPDE event. Your coverage protects your vehicle while on the track or in the paddock. Liability coverage for the driver(s) is not included in this policy.
Do you insure motorcycles?
No, we do not offer coverage for motorcycles. We only provide HPDE coverage for cars.
Will my vehicle be covered if the instructor drives my car?
Yes, your instructor is automatically included in your policy. An additional driver, such as a friend or relative, can be included if they are listed on the application.
Does this policy cover me while I’m racing?
RLI’s HPDE insurance policy is designed to cover you during high performance driver’s education events, not competitive events. If your event is not an education event, or it involves competing against other vehicles, this policy is not the right one for you.
I can't make my event anymore, what can I do about the insurance I bought?
Hey, we understand that stuff happens. Shoot us a note or give us a call and we'll work with you to find the right solution.