ON Sunday the first run of Hartlepool and District Motor Club's Social Distanced Autotest was held at the Power House Complex at Teeside International Airport in Darlington.

In all, 28 cars competed over a loose surface test area.

Ray McGough, CRS Photosport, said: "Although social distance was in force it did nothing to dampen spirits.

"The competition was very close and led to some exciting driving.

"A few competitors had some "off's" and one, Tom Hall, even had a wheel fall off!

"Motorsport UK sent a representative to observe and every one had a great day.

"PPE was supplied as were ample sanitation stations so it proved the competition could still take place in these uncertain times.

"The organisation was carried out to a very high standard and the club and members should be proud."

First was Lee Valentine in his stunning Vauxhall Nova followed by Tom Hall in his rapid Mini - until the wheel fell off - and third went to Callum Craddy in his "two thirds" MR2.

Mr McGough added: "A great day was had by all and we are looking forward to the next event in October."

The Motorsport UK Certified Voluntary Motor Club in Hartlepool is the fifth oldest Motorclub in the UK.

Hartlepool Borough Council, Tones Renault and Dacia are partners of Hartlepool and District Motor Club.

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