French police stop speeding Britons

8th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

Two Britons taking part in a high-speed road race across Europe were detained in northern France Thursday after clocking speeds of up to 201 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, police sources said.

Police stopped three sports cars travelling at high speed along the A6 motorway in Seine-et-Marne.

The three vehicles, a Bentley Continental GT, a Porsche 911 Carrera and a Ferrari, were clocked respectively at 201km/h, 195 km/h and 162 km/h.

The speed limit on French motorways is 130km/h.

Two of the drivers -- aged 40 and 52 -- were placed in custody and their vehicles were confiscated.

Three British drivers taking part in Cannon Ball 2010, a high-speed amateur race across Europe, were stopped in June in the same area.

Vehicles are often fitted with detectors to avoid speed traps but which are illegal under French law.

© 2010 AFP

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