Man arrested over car on Brands Hatch race circuit

  • 16 June 2014
  • From the section Kent

A man has been arrested after a car was driven on to the former Formula One circuit at Brands Hatch in Kent.

Kent Police said a 21-year-old man from Tonbridge was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after it was made aware of possible offences committed.

Footage of the car entering the race track near Longfield during a Fun Cup race on Saturday, filmed by the back seat passenger, was shared online.

It has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

The man was arrested on Monday.

The white Volkswagen car, carrying two passengers as well as the driver, is seen in the video making its way along the track during a race as other cars pass by.

A British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) spokesman said: "On Saturday afternoon during our race meeting at Brands Hatch, an unauthorised private car gained access to the live circuit while the Fun Cup Championship race was in progress.

"The race was immediately red flagged and all cars left the circuit."

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