Date
23 July 2017
Police clamp down on illegal car racing ahead of Macau Grand Prix. Photos: Headline Daily, Ming Pao Daily
Police clamp down on illegal car racing ahead of Macau Grand Prix. Photos: Headline Daily, Ming Pao Daily

Police stop 15 sports cars in clampdown on street racing

Hong Kong police stopped 15 sports cars in a space of three hours on Sunday in a clampdown on illegal road racing ahead of the Macau Grand Prix.

The police operation was held from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. along the Lantau Link, Tsing Kwai Highway, Tsing Sha Highway and in Tsing Yi district, Headline Daily reported.

Five of the cars, including a Ferrari 430 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo and McLaren 650s, were stopped at the toll plaza of the Lantau Link.

Also stopped were two other Ferraris at Nam Wan Tunnel in Tsing Yi, a Toyota Chaser at the Cheung Tsing Tunnel and five Volkswagens at the Tsing Ma Control Area.

Four vehicles on suspicion of illegal modifications were taken to the Tai Lam Chung Vehicle Detention Center for examination.

Six penalty tickets were issued to five drivers for various traffic offences, including five counts of speeding and one count of driving with an expired vehicle license.

Tsui Wing-lun, officer in charge of operation at the Traffic New Territories South Region, said illegal road racing activities could increase ahead of the Macau Grand Prix, which will be held on Nov. 17-19.

Police will continue to conduct operations against illegal car racing, Tsui added.

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