Video: VW Polo driver who joined Brands Hatch race faces jail

Video: VW Polo driver who joined Brands Hatch race faces jail

The Mail Online reports Jake Cottle, 22, faces jail after admitting driving a Volkswagen Polo at high-speed on to the Brands Hatch circuit during a race, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph with two passengers on board.

Maidstone Crown Court heard he performed the stunt after being dared by friends in a ‘foolish prank’, Cottle pleaded guilty to ‘causing a nuisance to the public by driving on to the race track at Brands Hatch whilst an endurance race was in progress’.

The 1.2litre car belonged to his friend Saskia Fisk, 18, who was in the car with him at the time. His other friend, Zac Copson, 20, videoed the events on his mobile phone from the back seat as Miss Fisk screamed at him to stop.

Miss Fisk, who is clutching a pair of large pink novelty glasses in the passenger seat, says: ‘Jack please, I’m begging you, I’m serious, don’t go, stop it, come on.’

The race was then halted. Judge Martin Joy has warned Cottle that a ‘custodial sentence is on the cards’ when he next appears in court on the week beginning November 17.

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