Racers have been filmed speeding in the wrong direction around a roundabout near Lakeside in what appears to be part of a large gathering of drivers.

In dashcam footage obtained by the Thurrock Gazette, three cars can be seen careering in an anti-clockwise direction around a roundabout on the turn off for Lakeside from the A13.

The dashcam then follows the drivers and, after making it through a cloud of fumes produced by the racing cars' exhausts, a group of at least ten other cars can be seen stationary on a neighbouring roundabout

The footage can be seen here:

Essex Police have been contacted for comment.