An 18-year old man has been charged after allegedly driving at more than 200km/h on the Calder Freeway yesterday.

A police helicopter tracked the BMW coupe through Woodend and Kyneton after a member of the public reported seeing the vehicle travelling at high speeds in Macedon about 2pm.

Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol clocked the car allegedly driving at 218km/h just north of Malmsbury. The car pulled over after a short chase.

A Preston man has been charged with exceeding the speed limit, reckless conduct endangering life, dangerous speed and evading police. He was bailed to appear at Kyneton Magistrates’ Court on August 21.

The car, which does not belong to the driver, will be impounded for 30 days.

A 20-year old passenger was interviewed and released by police.