One of the worst things you can do in the world is to interfere with any serious, ongoing competition. One of the most dangerous things in the world is to get anywhere near a pack of race cars when you have no reason for doing so. This guy did both.
We first saw a driver actually manage to get on the circuit during a race yesterday, which was so stupid, so dangerous, so mind-bogglingly moronic, that we thought it could be part of an ad campaign. It turns out, it's not. He's just that reckless, and doesn't understand what the fuss is about.
Jack Cottle, the 22-year-old homunculus that intentionally drove into a local Fun Cup race behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Polo while his terrified girlfriend begged him to stop, told the Daily Mail that he's just misunderstood, okay?
People are blowing it out of all proportion. It was something out of the ordinary.
You only live once and I live every day like its my last. Now I'm getting slated for being different.
The local police in Kent are investigating and are in the process of preparing a statement. It is unclear whether or not the young woman in the passenger seat of the Polo remains Cottle's girlfriend at the time of this writing.
UPDATE: The organizers of the Fun Cup race, the BRSCC, just released this statement:
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.
The Kent Police, the MSA and circuit operators MSV are conducting an inquiry and we are of course fully co-operating with them. Until the outcome of the inquiry is known the Club won't be making any further comment.
UPDATE #2: The driver's just been arrested, and charged with false imprisonment.