Wheel-spinning drivers gave spectators a treat during a motor sport autotest in Hartlepool town centre

Motoring maestros showed their drive for success as they got geared up for glory in Hartlepool.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 5:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th May 2016, 6:10 pm
CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE
CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

Drivers from all over the country set a course for the town to take part in the latest round of Hartlepool & District Motor Club’s autotest championship.

A host of car and van drivers from all over the country put their skills to the test on a specially laid out course in the car park next to Hartlepool Central library.

CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE

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The motorists were marked on their speed and accuracy as they aimed to navigate their way through the challenging course without allowing their wheels to brush a bollard.

The autotest champion regularly attracts a healthy list of entries - with drivers travelling from Cumbria, Whitley Bay, Newcastle and York to get on the start line.

CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE
CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE
CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE
CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE
CARS IN ACTION AT HARTLEPOOL MOTOR CLUBS AUTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP. VENUE: HARTLEPOOL MIDDLETON GRANGE SHOPPING CENTRE CAR PARK .PICTURE BY JOE SPENCE