Video shows Porsche overtaking learner motorcyclists at 113mph
THIS is the terrifying moment a Porsche driver was caught on police camera overtaking a group of learner motorcyclists at 113mph before narrowly missing the front rider.
David Judd, 30, was slapped with a six month ban and ordered to pay £815 after he was found guilty of careless driving.
Footage shows Judd's silver £60,000 Porsche 911 hurtling past the seven motorcylists, who are wearing fluorescent vests, on the wrong side of the road.
The video then captures the moment Judd spots the speed camera van and slams on his brakes causing his screeching tyres to send smoke billowing across the road.
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Judd desperately tries to regain control of his souped-up motor – which has the personalised number plate D13 JUD - after decelerating from 113mph to 23mph in just three seconds.
A police camera captured his antics on the busy A631 at Willingham Woods, near Market Rasen as he returned from a day trip to Skegness, Lincolnshire on May 13 last year.
Judd, from Doncaster, admitted speeding but was found guilty of careless driving - a charge he denied when he appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The court heard Judd referred to himself in a police interview as an idiot but denied he was "showing off."
Magistrates also heard his car had previously been under-performing but went faster than it used to after an engine fault was fixed.
Judd also conceded that as he overtook, the car was travelling "faster than he realised."
Steve Smith, defending, said he was past the picnic area when he overtook and there was a "nice" overtaking gap between the car and the bikes.
He said there was a safe distance between the vehicles when he braked.
Mr Smith added that at no point did Judd lose control of his car, attributing a "slight veer" after braking to a technical fault with the braking system.
Speaking after the case, Judd, who runs a car paint spray business, said: "It's no big deal.
"I was going pretty fast and I spotted the police camera and slammed on the brakes.
"I knew I was going pretty fast but didn't really know how fast until the police told me.
"To be honest it was pretty exciting but I won't be doing it again soon.
"I've still got the Porsche, I won't be selling it."
Speaking after the case, John Siddle, from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership, said Judd was "very lucky."
He said: "Given that there were pedestrians and novice motorcyclists using the road anything could have happened."
Mr Siddle added that only 10 out of 45,000 people caught speeding in Lincolnshire last year were travelling at more than 100mph.