It didn’t take long for a few of this years Gumball 3000 competitors to get into a little more trouble than they bargained for. The benefit that most competitors have is that they are foreigners, and having their license suspended in a foreign land is no big deal, and if they have the money to participate in the rally a few thousand dollars worth of speeding tickets probably won’t affect them too much. However, it has been reported that a few of the drivers pacing themselves at ridiculous speeds, like 170 MPH, have been getting a little more than a slap on the wrist. A handful of the speeders have won themselves a set of matching bracelets, and have ended up behind bars. Unfortunately for the owner of the Veyeron being loaded onto the back of a flat bed tow truck, he won’t be seeing his prized Bugatti anytime in the near future.
Check out the video of BMX rider and Monster Energy representative Rick Thorne sharing his take on what went down.