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Police foil illegal nighttime race on Hockenheim race track

DDP/The Local · 22 Nov 2009, 13:18

Published: 22 Nov 2009 13:18 GMT+01:00

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Around 100 people with 43 cars had managed to get onto the site and were holding races when around 50 police officers showed up.

All those present will be fined, an official said on Sunday. He also admitted that illegal races have likely been held regularly after hours on the track.

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Those taking part had organised the races over the internet and had met up at a nearby car park, then entered the track property one by one to start the races.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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16:55 November 22, 2009 by maxbrando
Another instance of the police state destroying the organized fun of others. Well, it looks like the racers are back to the A6 for fun.

The law of unintended consequences works soo well in Germany!!
17:23 November 22, 2009 by KBCraig
That "organized fun of others" was trespassing.
17:36 November 22, 2009 by T.O. to go
At least they were racing on a track, trespassing or otherwise, here in Toronto they do it on the street, and of course it's an innocent motorist that's been killed or injured in the process o their ''fun''.
03:20 November 23, 2009 by Davey-jo
And while they were doing this who was policing the roads?
09:47 November 23, 2009 by Brugge
Presumably the rest of the adequately funded police force.
10:25 November 23, 2009 by moistvelvet
Why not just charge them an entry fee like the Nordschliefe! At least they are not on the streets, but I guess they are now.
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