Former British Touring Car Championship driver Frank Wrathall has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and disqualified from driving for four years, after pleading guilty to death by careless driving.
The 27-year-old was involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist on May 14 2012 near his home in Preston, also the base of his former BTCC team, Dynojet.
Wrathall was originally charged with causing death by dangerous driving, but the case was postponed after it was first scheduled to be heard in July last year.
In January, Wrathall subsequently pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of death by careless driving at Liverpool Crown Court, where he was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment on 7 February 2014 and also disqualified from driving for four years.
Previously a champion in the BTCC-supporting Ginetta G50 Cup in 2010, Wrathall has competed in the country’s premier touring car championship during the previous three years with his family-run Dynojet squad driving a Toyota Avensis, in which he won one race during the season-concluding round at Brands Hatch in 2012.
The squad have already sold their Toyota machinery to United Autosports, who will make their BTCC debut in the coming 2014 season with Glynn Geddie and James Cole.