I just got my latest Cycle Canada and read the tiny blurb about Mosport cancelling all track days this season due to lack of insurance coverage. I know that doesn't affect us over here on the west coast but it pisses me off when people don't take resposibility for their own mistakes.
Basically the promoter, Bar Hodgeson, is getting sued for $10 million bucks by a rider for an accident that happen last year during an event. Insurance companies will only insure up to $1 million for any racing events, so he has decided to pull the plug.
Cycle Canada doesn't have any details of the incident or the lawsuit, so I can't determine the legitamacy or the suit. But IMO, when you choose to participate in these events or track days, you should understand that there are inherent risks and not cry about it when you screw up (or if someone hits you).
I am curious on your opinions. I am under the impression that if you are participating in a race, a TNT, or a track day, that there are no faults. If you get taken out by another rider, is (s)he responsible for damages they caused?
For those of you that have been to SRP, should Troy be held responsible if you crash into those various boulders around the track? How about at Mission when the whole grid tries to get the holeshot into turn 1...? I'd hate to get bumped into that concrete divider.
Your thoughts please.