Hmmm well I don’t know. 8 months in prison is what you get for stabbing someone or hate crime. I think it’s a bit OTT for a lads’ prank even if it was risky and a massive nuisance. A good dose of community service would have done, I’d have thought.
Community service wouldn’t be suitable in this case. His actions put himself, his passengers, the racers and Marshalls at risk, he could of very easily killed someone, having done marshalling before its very easy for someone to get hurt because of another persons actions. I wouldn’t think of doing this and his girlfriend was telling him not to do it but he carried on anyway.
With 26 teams or so in play at an average cost per team of say £4,000, then he could be looking at £104,000 plus legal fees in compensation. That will wipe the smile of his stupid face for many years to come!”