Knockhill Racing Circuit is the venue this weekend for the latest rounds of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
Touring Cars at Knockhill provides an action-packed day of entertainment for the whole family, with exhilarating racing action all day long. You can even meet the stars, get autographs and merchandise goodies from your favourite teams. Knockhill Racing Circuit can be an challenging venue for the competitors, but one thing is for sure … you are guaranteed superb action.
The British Touring Car is one of Knockhill’s headline events of the season. It will see top teams and drivers from the UK and abroad, compete for 2 days over the action-packed twists and dips of Knockhill. A combination of practice, qualifying and 15 races will entertain and enthrall over the weekend.
Today features exhilarating support class racing and three feature races for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. This is a run down of the classes participating at BTCC round at Knockhill:-
– Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
– F4 British Championship
– Simpson Race Products Ginetta Junior Championship
– Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge
– Porsche Carerra Cup Great Britain
A few other stand-out points about the 2016 event:
New Spectator Banking – At BTCC you’ll beable to enjoy a new view at the Hairpin. We’ve created a new teired banking directly behind the Hairpin that provides a complete panorama from Hislop’s all the way through to the start-finish straight. You’ll also be in prime postion to catch the big screen – an added bonus.
New Exit Roads – The major improvement on last year will see two lanes of traffic leave from the Knockhill hairpin. We have widened the road (behind the new banking) to effectively double the amount of traffic that can leave via this exit. It is hoped the wider two lane exit will speed up the leaving process considerably.
New Shelters – Just in-case the glorious sunshine abaits for a while, you’ll be able to take cover in our recently installed shelters at Duffus Dip and Scotsman corners, adding to the existing Clark and Hairpin shelters. Hopefully, these will only be used to shelter from the blistering sunshine come raceday.
And following on from the success of 2015 everyone is encouraged to stay on after the final BTCC race and enjoy the following features:
Touch the Track – For the first time ever at a BTCC event, we’ll be opening the gates to the track after the final race on Sunday 23rd August to do an American style touch-the-track event. Spectators can flood onto the track and walk the famous twists and dips of Knockhill to view the circuit from a driver’s perspective – a brilliant way to finish off your BTCC weekend!
Arrive and Drive Karting – Our Karting Centre will also be open to 6 pm, allowing adults and kids to participate in a spot of racing of their very own in our new fleet of Sodi kids and adult karts. Places can be booked throughout the day from £10 for 10-minute sessions. Simply call into the Kart Centre on the day for timings and availability.
Extended Opening Hours – A number of food courts/vans/outlets will also be staying open for longer. So instead of rushing off and being caught in the exit process, sit back, enjoy some refreshments and reflect on all of the day’s highlights, whilst listening to some music.
(Event preview via the Knockhill website.)
One to watch: Scotsman Rory Butcher will make his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut on home soil at Knockhill this weekend, the 30-year-old confirmed as part of the Team Shredded Wheat Racing with DUO line-up.
Racing starts from 9.30am. This is the timetable with a full rundown of the action taking place today.
Tickets in advance can be purchased via the ‘Get Tickets’ link or by telephone on 01383 723337. A discount applies to advance purchases.
Tickets on the day are available on the gate priced at: Adults £35/Concessions £20/Under 12s free/Family £90.