An Autotest is a manoeuvring test round a tight course, timed to the second.
It rewards neat, accurate driving rather than outright power – in fact a small hatchback will often be the fastest car!
The course is laid out using traffic cones as course markers and there are penalties for hitting a cone or going the wrong way.
Several tests with different layouts are run and the times added together to find the winner.
An AutoSolo is a similar event but uses courses that are more flowing, easier to navigate and are forward direction only.
Very little preparation to a standard vehicle is required to be eligible for our events.
The video below shows an example of an Autosolo test.
On this event competitors had 3 runs at each of 6 tests – each test has a different layout of cones and the route around them