Bike racers from all over Scotland, and beyond, will converge on Knockhill Racing Circuit this weekend (26/27 April) for the opening rounds of the 2014 Knockhill Motor Sports Club Championships. The event will also see rounds 2 and 3 of the Scottish Road Racing Championships taking place on the Knockhill Reverse Circuit. With all competitors set to take to the track on five separate occasions over Saturday and Sunday – a real festival of speed awaits Scottish race fans.
The event will take place on Scotland’s “newest” track, the counter-clockwise or reverse direction configuration of Knockhill. Since its re-introduction three years ago, the new layout has proved popular with a lot of the racers and for 2014, two race events will take place on the reverse direction track, whilst the remaining two will utilise the established clockwise layout.
Events Director Stuart Gray said: “We have invested heavily in re-establishing the reverse direction circuit in 2011/12 which has continued over the winter of 2013/14 with major changes to the hairpin and other parts of the circuit. The widening of the hairpin and resurfacing works will enhance safety, improve overtaking opportunities and may well see new lap records set in every class this weekend.”
A massive 25 race programme, featuring Superbike, Superstock 600 and Lightweight machines tackling the unique twists and turns of the Knockhill track, will provide plenty of entertainment for spectators. Other classes featuring at the weekend include Pre-Injection 600, Clubman, Classic and Formula 125. Therefore, if you fancy a spot of hammer-and-tongs racing at Scotland’s premier motorsports venue, make sure you book tickets for what promises to be a fascinating opening to the two-wheel season at Knockhill.