I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it. When I go to countries in which I know the local justice system to be less than "user friendly", I make extra sure to mind my behaviour and not piss them off. That, in my view, would include: - not driving down public roads at excessive speeds in an illegal race; - not leaving the site of a serious accident; - not secretly trying to leave the country just hours just after you've been granted bail. The behaviour of the drivers involved shows no attempt at taking responsibility. From that I might draw the reasonable conclusion that they possibly did not drive very responsibly either. I mean, they were participating in an illegal race. Do people need me to draw a picture? I see no reason why not to ban it. Given that the race has no official backing and pretty much every country involved has fined drivers or confiscated cars, I can't help but thinking that this one is on the wrong side of the law already.