Formula 1 and motor racing transporters are likely to face tougher scrutiny at UK customs from now on, after drugs were found in the trucks of a Superbike World Championship team last month.
Officials are alleged to have discovered quantities of cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis in the vehicle belonging to Paul Bird Motorsport, which runs the Kawasaki Racing Team.
Four staff from the team were arrested and released on bail, although the team later said in a statement that it is confident its staff members have no connection with the items discovered.
On the back of the incident, a source at the United Kingdom Border Agency said that there was now likely to be a ramping up of checks on motor racing transport vehicles.
"Our intelligence analysts will be looking much more closely at motorsport vehicles from now on, including Superbikes and even Formula 1," the source was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph. "They have been pulled over very rarely and that will now change."