Gumball 3000 Driver Forgiven by Victims' Family

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The UK's Daily Mail is reporting, with typical Fleet Street flair, that the Cepuljoski family has forgiven Gumball 3000 participant Nicholas Morley, who as y'all likely recall, crashed into a MkII Golf driven by Vladimir Cepuljoski that had pulled out in front of his TechArt Porsche 911, resulting in the death of Cepuljoski and his wife. According to a statement released by the family during Morley's trial:

"We ask this court to release young Nicholas. It was ill-fate that made our son and father make that fatal mistake and join the main road without stopping his vehicle. We have experienced a terrible tragedy, but we feel that it would be another tragedy to keep this young man in prison. We think he has suffered enough and his conviction would offer no comfort to our grief."

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Morley's trial should conclude Monday. If convicted, he faces 14 years in jail.

Let death race Briton go, says victims' family [Daily Mail, UK via Team Polizei]

Related:
Fast as a Shark: East of Eden: The Fall of the Gumball 3000 [Internal]

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How about this... One lap of America, with checkpoints in Seattle, San Diego, Key West, and Portland Maine (New York, Boston, or ???) with maybe some checkpoints in between. Teams would start spread out, maybe at the checkpoints, so no two teams start at the same place, and the finish line would be where each team started. An "official" would ride along with each team to make sure there was no cheating. Best time wins.