Autotesting is probably the most affordable form of motorsport and a great way to improve your basic, but essential, driving skills. Many of the names you'll recognise competing at a high level in both national and international motorsport events started their careers at an autotest.

The sport of autotesting requires the driver to follow a defined route around a set of markers, with changes of direction, requiring the use of forward and reverse gears. All this is against the clock, so maintaining the momentum to minimise time loss during the manoeuvres is essential.

Autotest events are open to drivers over the age of 14.

Autotesting is one of the most inexpensive motorsports available, standard road cars can be used and double drives are allowed, so car sharing can reduce the travelling costs to and from the events.

Events will have several tests to complete and drivers will normally get multiple attempts at each test. The overall winner of an event is the driver with the lowest accumulative time over a fixed number of tests. Awards are also available for the fastest time in each class, so whatever you drive you have a good chance of doing well in an event and of course doing well in the championship.

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