Category Archive: Reis News

  1. Reis Motorsport Insurance expands with purchase of Shepherd Compello motorsport book

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    Reis Motorsport Insurance (Reis), as part of Kingfisher Insurance, is delighted to announce the purchase of the Shepherd Compello motorsport book. The purchase supports Reis Motorsport Insurance’s strategy to be the UK’s leading specialist motorsport broking brand, following the acquisition by Kingfisher Insurance earlier this year.

    By integrating the book Reis will increase market presence and client base widening their support to the motorsport industry, which is focused on meeting the needs of motorsport teams, competitors, event organisers and enthusiasts at all levels.

    Reis has been operating for more than 15 years in the motorsport market bringing unrivalled knowledge and experience. It has built a highly experienced team who understand the nuances of the motorsports market and are highly regarded by their clients, the majority have been insured by them for many years.

    Mary Singleton, Senior Operations Manager at Reis Motorsport Insurance commented:
    “We would like to welcome our new clients and look forward to delivering the excellent service that Reis is known for. As a team that has genuine passion and enthusiasm for the sport, with Kingfisher Insurance’s support, the expansion enables us to grow our market presence and increase our client base – whether professional or enthusiast, competitor or teams.”

    Jacquie Boast, Chief Executive Officer, at Kingfisher Insurance commented:
    “The purchase of the Shepherd Compello Motorsports portfolio contributes towards our strategy for Reis to become the leading specialist motorsport insurance provider after acquiring the brand earlier this year. Reis offers a traditional broker service coupled with a depth of industry expertise that is unparalleled, and I echo Mary’s welcome to our new clients.”

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  2. REIS Motorsport Insurance partners with Morgan Sports Car Club to sponsor Autosolo 2023

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    REIS Motorsport is proud to announce that we are supporting the inaugural Morgan Sports Car Club (MSCC) Autosolo 2023 event, taking place on 20th August 2023 at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

    REIS has partnered with MSCC as a preferred insurance broker, delivering motorsports insurance products specifically designed for the needs of their membership. These include classic and sports car insurance, on-event or on-track accident damage insurance, personal accident insurance, and more.

    The Autosolo event has evolved from being a part of MSCC’s successful Mogfest to a full-day event, challenging drivers on track with a series of obstacles. Classes for the event are based on car performance and driver experience, helping as many people as possible to participate.

    Chris Witham, Senior Commercial Manager at REIS Motorsport Insurance, commented: “We are delighted to support the MSCC as they launch Autosolo as a full-on event for the first time. The Autosolo event promises to be an exciting day for Morgan owners from across the UK.

    “We have a proud record of providing specialist classic and sports car insurance products for motorsports enthusiasts. By working in partnership with MSCC, we are giving Morgan owners peace of mind that they can obtain suitable insurance cover for participation in events like Autosolo, while covering the everyday insurance needs of these valuable and desirable vehicles.”

  3. REIS Motorsport – Change of Opening Hours

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    We would like to inform you that, with immediate effect, our opening hours are changing to:

    Monday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday:  Closed

    Our contact details remain unchanged – you can call us on 0115 965 1020 and our friendly team will assist with quotations or policy queries as usual.  You can also request a quote online for our products at any time of day, and our team will respond at the earliest opportunity.

    We want to thank our clients for your ongoing support and look forward to continuing to provide the quality of service you expect of us during our new opening hours.

  4. Reis Motorsport Insurance catches up with Sam Spinnael

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    It’s been a year since we caught up with Sam Spinnael, who set the fastest time in a simulator battle at Reis Race Retro and won a funded drive in a SMRC Scottish C1 Cup Race Weekend.

    We find out what he’s been up to:

    “Winning the Reis competition has opened many doors, however I have decided to continue karting as it makes more sense for me, financially and logistically.

    “I have progressed on the track and I’ve matured – I now approach every race with an open mind and try absorb as much information as I can. I’m also working with a performance fitness coach at Forza Performance, which has helped me improve my concentration and physical fitness.”

    “During the past 12 months I’ve taken part in several races, taking both the ‘Teams’ and ‘Drivers Championship’ at the British University Karting Championship with Coventry University last November and winning the British 24h with team Q-Racing in August this year. On race weekends, when I’m not taking part, I’m involved in driver coaching and data analysis with X Kart.

    “Over the next year, I’m looking to compete with X Kart in a Rotax at a Senior level and in the British Pro Endurance Championship with Haase Racing UK – I can’t wait!”

    Cover your tracks with Reis Motorsport Insurance

    We share your passion. Living and breathing motorsport, our team can arrange a wide array of products and services to fit enthusiasts’ needs. This includes on-track accident cover, track day insurance cover and event organiser’s and promoter’s insurance.

    Click here to get an insurance quote.

  5. Three Top 10 finishes for Rowbottom are highlight of the weekend for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

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    With the whole field covered by just one second, FP1 on Saturday looked promising with both drivers in the Top 10. In FP2 Dan remained 7th with Gordon just 1/10th second behind in 14th.

    Shoot out qualifying saw Dan post a fantastic lap to put the car on pole, but unfortunately this was later removed
    for track limits, eventually finishing 4th for the first qualifying session.

    Gordon was just 1/10th second off a top 10 time! In the shootout Dan struggled to get clear air and eventually finished in 7th position.

    Race 1 started well for both drivers, Gordon was making his way through the field on lap 1 when he was involved in an incident that span him off the track and out of the race. Dan drove a solid race to finish in P8 and claim his first points of the day.

    Race 2 found Flash starting at the rear of the grid and making superb progress until unfortunately he was forced off the road and that curtailed his progress, finishing up in 19th place. Dan again drove a sterling race to eventually bring the car home in P6.

    Race 3 saw Dan drawn P6 on the reverse grid, but from the start he was swallowed up by the faster starting rear wheel drive cars behind him and battled hard but had to settle for P9. Flash again had to fight his way through from the back of the grid and finished up in P21.

    Daniel Rowbottom commented “If you look at how tight it is round here, you can basically throw a blanket over the entire field, I have to be happy with those results and scoring a good haul of Championship points, but I am always pushing myself to do better. Once you are in the train it is very difficult to overtake and we have been struggling with power all weekend, so that hampers you even further. But we now go to two strong circuits for us in Donington and Brands, so I’ll be looking to build on those points again. I’m also chuffed to have come away with the Jack Sears Trophy and increase my lead in the Championship.”

    Gordon added “Well what can I say, just not my weekend! I’ve yet again got involved in incidents that were unnecessary that has limited my progress. But you have to put into perspective here that 3/10ths of a second, the blink of an eye, would have made the difference in qualifying from me being on pole from 14th, so it just shows you how competitive it is. I’m off on holiday for a week now, so I’ll relax, reflect and come back fighting for Donington”

  6. Croft weekend ends on a high for Halfords Racing with Cataclean

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    Croft was another weekend of ups and downs for the team, but both drivers fought valiantly all weekend claiming several top 10 finishes and valuable Championship points.

    Saturday again began well with both drivers in the Top 10 and Top 5 respectively in FP1 and FP2.

    Qualifying was however to be a different matter, with the session being stopped twice for red flag incidents, unfortunately both drivers were out on track when the red flags were thrown and ultimately lost any opportunity to set a quick time.



    Dan, on his final lap of the session with literally seconds to spare, pulled together a stellar lap to qualify 9th with Flash ending up in 17th after struggling to get a
    clear lap.

    Race 1 was a tale of two halves for the team. Dan was unfortunately involved in early contact from two other drivers which eventually ended his race in the barriers on lap 3. Flash drove a solid race and fought his way through the pack to finish in tenth.



    Race 2 saw Flash continue his charge through the field, finishing up in 6th place. Dan, who was celebrating his 50th start in the BTCC, drove an amazing race starting from the back of the grid to come through to finish in 16th place.

    Race 3 saw Flash drawn P2 on the reverse grid, surrounded by the quicker starting rear wheel drive cars of Turkington and Sutton, but he got an awesome start that saw him almost out drag Colin to the first corner, he eventually settled into 2nd place and that is where he eventually finished the race.



    Dan again dug deep in race 3 and rapidly moved through the field to score his first points of the day and finish up in a fantastic 9th position.

    “I’ll take a 10th, a 6th and a 2nd” Flash commented “Qualifying is now so critical in this Championship, and I just literally ran out of laps with the red flags, it was wrong time, wrong place! I’m really pleased with my performance today, steadily moving up the field and grabbing myself a good haul of Championship points. My start in Race 3 was probably the best I have done all season and saw me challenging Colin into Turn one, so again chuffed with that result and a podium. We now move onto Silverstone this weekend, so no rest for the guys back at base and I’ll be giving it my all again to repay them for all their hard work!”



    Daniel Rowbottom concluded “A frustrating weekend, qualifying I just managed to get my hot lap in with seconds of the session to spare! Race 1 was over before it started, I had contact from two drivers on separate corners that effectively ended my race on the 3rd lap! The car felt really strong in race two and I was able to scythe my way through the field, which then set me up well for the final race of the day. Race 3 I just got my head down and moved forward, my car doesn’t look so pretty after the weekend but finishing 9th in that final race just shows what we could have done had I not been taken out in race 1! Anyway, off to Silverstone now, where I’ll be pushing hard for points”



    The team now have back-to-back weekends with Silverstone this weekend and plenty of work to do on the cars ready for the shakedown on Friday at circuit.

  7. Update on Reis Race Retro 2021

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    In accordance with the current government guidelines, show organisers have announced that Reis Race Retro will not be held in February 2021 and will be postponed until a new date is determined.

    More details will be announced in the New Year.


  8. Reis Motorsport Insurance partners with Motorsport UK

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    Reis Motorsport Insurance is proud to announce it has become the sole motorsport insurance partner to Motorsport UK Member Benefits programme from 2020.

    Motorsport UK is the national membership organisation and governing body for four-wheeled motorsport in the UK. Representing 45,000 competitors, officials, marshals and fans, the organisations mission is to inspire and enable more people to participate in our sport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment.

    Reis Motorsport Insurance was launched in 2008 and arranges tailor-made insurance policies to suit individual circumstances. Their clients cover all sectors from private owners, club competition through to the highest professional level in International motorsport.

    Richard Morley, Broking Director at Reis, comments: “We’re honoured to have become an official partner of Motorsport UK, an organisation which is highly respected within our industry. We’re looking forward to working with the team to offer its members a wider choice to suit their motorsport needs.”

    Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Reis Motorsport Insurance to offer a great range of motorsport insurance cover to our members. We are continually working to deliver genuine value and benefits to our members.”

  9. Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

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    Below are the Reis’ Christmas 2019 opening hours:

    • Friday 20th December                                                11:00-17:00
    • Monday 23rd December                                             08:30-17:00
    • Tuesday 24th December                                             08:30-16:00
    • Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)        CLOSED
    • Thursday 26th December (Boxing Day)                 CLOSED
    • Friday 27th December                                                08:30-17:00
    • Saturday 28th December                                           09:00-12:30
    • Sunday 29th December                                              CLOSED
    • Monday 30th December                                            08:30-17:00
    • Tuesday 31st December (New Years Eve)              08:30-16:00
    • Wednesday 1st January (New Years Day)              CLOSED
    • Thursday 2nd January                                               08:30-19:00
    • Friday 3rd January                                                     08:30-17.00

    We hope you enjoy the festive season and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, safe and successful 2020!

  10. Come See Us at Autosport International 2020!

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    Reis Motorsport is attending Autosport International – held at the NEC in Birmingham on 9th – 12th January 2020. Why not visit the team in Hall 1, Stand 1551 to see how we can help!
    Our stand will feature the Toyota GT86 from Mission Motorsport and driven by Tom Ingram at the Race of Remembrance earlier this year.
    Autosport International is the pre-season event covering all areas of motorsport, grass roots to professional, from karting up to Formula One.

    The show is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and top features to see include:

    • Live Stage
    • BTCC Feature
    • Live action Arena
    • WRC Feature
    • F1 Racing Feature
    • Historic
    • Motorsport Image Gallery
    • Le Mans Esports

    You can find more information about our range of motorsport products here, and to stay up to date with all things motorsport – visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.