No repeat invasion promise Hungary bosses

The organisers of the Hungarian Grand Prix have responded to a warning by the FIA, the governing body of motorsport, to tighten up security in the wake of a track invasion by a protester during the British GP last weekend, by promising that there will be no repeat of the incident at their event on August 24

No repeat invasion promise Hungary bosses

The FIA has launched an investigation into last weekend's incident, when 56-year-old Neil Horan ran onto the Hangar Straight on lap 12 while cars sped past at over 150mph, and has warned all the circuits on the calendar to tighten up spectator security.

"We won't allow this to happen here in Hungary," Hungaroring race director Laszlo Palik told the Reuters news agency. "This kind of thing puts drivers' lives at risk and is simply unacceptable."

Palik said more than 5 km (3 miles) of new fencing had been put up around the Hungaroring as part of the track's reconstruction.

Horan, who appeared in front of Northamptonshire magistrates yesterday, is facing one count of aggravated trespass. No plea was entered and the case has been adjourned for seven days while the chairman of the bench Richard Nelson told Horan that his next appearance before the court would be via video-link from prison.

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