A joke gone wrong

Race circuit
Image caption Egged on by a friend, Cottle did one lap before pulling over.

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It seems like an ordinary motorsport event at Britain's former Grand Prix track, Brands Hatch. But all is not as it should be...

(Commentary: "Why is there a Volkswagen Golf on the track?")

As a prank, 22-year-old Jack Cottle drove his girlfriend's car onto the circuit while a race was in progress.

Egged on by a friend, Cottle did one lap before pulling over.

Over two million people have watched it on YouTube.

But it's no laughing matter: the judge sentenced Jack to eight months in prison to deter others.

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Vocabulary

prank: perilaku yang maksudnya untuk bercanda

egged on: didorong

pulling over: kendaraan menepi ke pinggir jalan dan berhenti

no laughing matter: amat serius

to deter: mencegah seseorang untuk melakukan sesuatu dengan menjelaskan kemungkinan dampak buruknya

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