YouTube stunt rider sentenced

A motorcyclist who posted film on the internet of himself speeding at 130mph along an Oxfordshire road has been jailed.

Sandor Ferenci, of Fulwell Close, Banbury, was shown on YouTube doing wheelies, skidding and driving on the wrong side of the A422 Banbury to Brackley road on his Yamaha R6 bike.

Sentencing Ferenci to 12 weeks in prison, Judge Terence Maher said his actions, which were filmed by a friend, were “lunatic and grossly irresponsible.”

The 28-year-old was also banned from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test after pleading guilty to two counts of dangerous driving.

Speaking after the sentencing at Oxford Crown Court on Monday (20/10), Sgt Bryan Smith said:

“I am satisfied Ferenci has been dealt with robustly.

“This sentence should deter others who may be tempted to act in a similar way.

“It is important to remember that this took place on public roads and they are there as a transport network, not a race track or show ground.

“It’s incredibly dangerous. A trophy video has been used on the internet which could have encouraged other road users to behave in the same way.”

He appeared at Banbury Magistrates’ Court on 22 September and pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving while another was taken in to consideration. His sentencing was referred to Oxford Crown Court.