Video: Arrest after driver joins track during race at Brands Hatch
- 16th June 2014, 17:14 at 5:14 pm #263171f199playerParticipant
Not really sure what to say after this shocking incident after a spectator drove their road car onto the circuit during a race16th June 2014, 17:45 at 5:45 pm #263172Oli PeacockParticipant
I’m gonna stop looking at the comments before I lose my faith in humanity. Justifying his actions by saying no one was killed is like justifying Kim Jong-Un being in power because he hasn’t set off a nuke yet.16th June 2014, 17:59 at 5:59 pm #263173DaveF1Participant
It’s stupid but in the end if they crash they’re the ones without the helmet and protective gear so they’re the ones going to get injured if they cause a crash. Darwin’s survival of the fittest and all that.16th June 2014, 18:07 at 6:07 pm #26317416th June 2014, 18:57 at 6:57 pm #263176Magnificent GeoffreyParticipant
Good. Hope he gets a serious punishment for it.17th June 2014, 0:21 at 12:21 am #263189matt90Participant
The bigger crime is not understanding which way to hold a camera. The only thing more nonsensical than holding a video camera portrait is failing to even do that without a 30 degree tilt.17th June 2014, 20:51 at 8:51 pm #263230Keith CollantineKeymaster
What an utter cretin.
Here’s a view from the side of the track:
And a local press report:
“With 26 teams or so in play at an average cost per team of say £4,000, then he could be looking at £104,000 plus legal fees in compensation. That will wipe the smile of his stupid face for many years to come!”17th June 2014, 22:41 at 10:41 pm #263237f199playerParticipant
With 26 teams or so in play at an average cost per team of say £4,000, then he could be looking at £104,000 plus legal fees in compensation. That will wipe the smile of his stupid face for many years to come!”
Now that I would like to see.18th June 2014, 7:47 at 7:47 am #263247GeeMacParticipant
These guys are complete cretins. They put a lot of people at risk buy doing that little stunt, glad to hear they are having the book thrown at them.18th June 2014, 8:10 at 8:10 am #263196VMaxMuffinParticipant
External view – love the commentator’s response :P
Seriously though, what an idiot…18th June 2014, 8:10 at 8:10 am #263177Oli PeacockParticipant
@insilico I read an interview he did after the race and gave the whole ‘You only live once’ alongside other things which translated as ‘Im an absolute moron was does everyone keep calling me that’18th June 2014, 8:11 at 8:11 am #263179NickParticipant
It’s stupid but in the end if they crash they’re the ones without the helmet and protective gear so they’re the ones going to get injured if they cause a crash. Darwin’s survival of the fittest and all that.
That doesn’t have to be the case. They could hit a marshal or cause other cars to crash. Apart from material damages (we all know national circuits and cups aren’t doing that amazing financially) there could have been innocent people hurt as well.
That being said; how on earth did the officials and marshals let this happen? I’ve seen people suspended at Zandvoort for letting a car through pit exit when the light was red, I seriously hope the organization take a good look at themselves too.
But not as hard as the justice department looks at the morons who did this.18th June 2014, 8:11 at 8:11 am #263182SlrParticipant
Wow, what a first class idiot. I dread to think about how he drives on public roads, he clearly no regard for the safety of others, including those close to him.18th June 2014, 12:30 at 12:30 pm #263284andae23Participant
-comment did not appear, so let’s try again- This guy apparently has a FB page now:18th June 2014, 20:19 at 8:19 pm #263319Iestyn DaviesParticipant
Not to mention, he was only full throttle in stupidity… he could have gone much faster than that on the track if he was using full throttle! So there was never going to be a crash when he was going so slowly (unless his hysterical GF actually grabbed the wheel suddenly and caused one, or one of the competitors was caught out by a random car going so slowly on an apex and rear-ended him).
Thus, It’ll be interesting to see if the legal battle goes anywhere… wonder if he’ll ‘give one’ then! His actions certainly caused a red flag and cost the competitors a lot of track time, hassle, not to mention the numerous implications for club racing.
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