A gang of 13 millionaire supercar owners who took their Ferraris, McLarens and Lamborghinis to China to take part in illegal races have been given suspended sentences after they sped along private roads at 160mph.
The gang – all men and aged between 36 and 62 – crossed from Hong Kong to Shenzhen in southern China to stage the illegal race.
They reportedly told police they had travelled to China because the roads in Hong Kong were too narrow for racing.
Each was given a prison sentence of between one and six months, suspended for two years, at Bao’an District People’s Court after they admitted driving at 160mph on private roads. Other motorists reported their ‘sheer terror’ when they tore past.
Police seized 12 of the vehicles, which were stopped in November last year.
Van driver Wang Ho, 39, said: ‘I was doing about 100 kph (60mph) but they overtook me like I was standing still.’
He added: ‘My van literally shook when they went past me on both sides because of the speed they were doing.
‘They were going so fast their number plates were a blur.
‘I thought if they made even one small mistake at that speed they would kill me.’
Other motorists said it appeared the drivers ‘thought they were on a race track.’
The drivers have been fined around £70,000 and were warned by a judge they may not be so lucky next time.
Source: Daily Mail