In Australia, historic racing is run by sidecar guys. They were talking about indemnity waivers. However you cannot sign away your common law right to sue. Until I got involved with Winton Raceway, I had never heard the size of the insurance payouts for fatalities. There was one guy who had a heart attack while driving a racing car. He pulled off the circuit into the middle, stopped and died. The payout was tens of millions of dollars. These days we need to be able to demonstrate that we have been proactive and have minimised the risks to a tolerable level. When we race we sign a sheet which lists our medication. For me, that can be a problem.
But road ricing in Ireland is a whole different ball game. I have been involved in track inspections at Winton with reps from the controlling bodies. Even the minor drop off the edge of the bitumen must be fixed. When you look at the Ulsterr GP, there are rows of posts down the outside of the circuit. What is the likelihood and potential consequences if somebody spears-off ?