Cornelius Horan, the man who invaded the track during the early stages of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, has been denied bail by the courts despite his case being adjourned to await psychiatric reports.

The London-based Irishman evaded stewards to dance a jig on the Hangar Straight just ten laps into last weekend's race, causing drivers to swerve away from his as he ran at them brandishing a religious placard. He faces charges of 'aggravated trespass'. The case has been suspended until 11 August while magistrates await doctors' reports.

"The offence was an extremely dangerous one," the prosecutor told Reuters news agency, "He had a total lack of regard for his safety, that of the staff, the public and, of course, of the drivers."

Horan's lawyer, however, replied that his client had previously made peaceful protests at other major sporting events, and deeply regretted the manner in which he had attracted attention for his cause at Silverstone.

"Mr Horan has had a chance to consider his action and realises that it was to the detriment of his message," defence solicitor Stuart Jeffery said, "He didn't go to Silverstone with the intention to commit an offence. He saw a gate that was open and seized the opportunity."

Horan will remain at Woodhill prison until the case restarts.