It's go go go for fundraising racers

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Across the line - the winning team celebrate raising money for charity
A slice of F1 Monaco in Leeds - driver race round the twisty track
A driver races through the tunnel
Geoff Major congratulates all drivers

Go-karting drivers in Leeds have raised over £12k for charity after racing for 24 hours straight.

63 drivers completed over 10,000 laps, beginning at 7pm and racing through the night and following day, at the TeamSport track in Leeds.

The money raised will be split between us, MIND and Muscular Dystrophy, with other charities including Macmillan, RNLI and St. Gemma’s Hospice also set to benefit.

Organiser Geoff Major said “The drivers are exhausted and bruised but it was all worth it to raise so much for charity. It’s been a mammoth challenge and everyone should be so proud.”

Heart Research UK’s Jodie Thomson said: “Geoff has passionately fundraised for us over the years, and his latest challenge was just as impressive as his previous ones. 

“Thank you to all the drivers who tirelessly raced lap after lap. Their efforts will not only help further medical research into heart disease in Yorkshire, but will also help other charities too continue their fantastic work.”