Chevrolet has been reportedly having a tough time getting athletes and affiliates of Manchester United to drive the cars the brand provided as sponsors. Mostly because the Corvettes and Camaros are configured in left-hand drive while the United Kingdom operates with right-hand drive vehicles — the opposite side. But that didn’t ward away former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke (1999-2002), in a C7 Corvette Stingray Convertible. Though getting a speeding ticket probably wasn’t what Man. United’s shirt sponsors were hoping for.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, Yorke was ticketed in a Corvette back in April of last year when he was caught by a speeding camera traveling at a rate of 66 mph in a 40 mph zone.
The excessive speeding charge put his driver’s license over the 12 point limit, landing him with a 6-month driver’s license suspension. In addition to the suspension, Yorke also paid a victim surcharge of of £120, court costs of £85, and another fine of £1,665, which was reduced from £2,500 in lieu of his guilt plea. Yorke’s lawyer did profess that Yorke was going with the flow of traffic, and that the weather was dry with good visibility, so there were no aggravating factors.
World-renown Manchester United is currently sits 5th place in the Barclay’s English Premier League standings.