Two men have denied racing on a north-east road.
Allan Campbell, 41, and William Murphy, 22, are both accused of dangerous driving on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road between Kintore and Blackburn.
It is alleged the pair drove at “grossly excessive speed” and engaged in a race.
The incident is alleged to have happened on October 27 2017.
Campbell, whose address was given in court papers as Ashwood Circle, Aberdeen, and Murphy, of Grange, Keith, deny the charge against them.
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At Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sheriff Sukhwinder Gill said the matter would be continued to another pre-trial hearing in April.
A trial date was also fixed for May.