Knockhill Circuit Guide
Knockhill Racing Circuit is Scotland's top motorsports venue, hosting a variety of races including British Superbikes and Touring Cars. The 10-meter-wide track is divided into two sections: a 1-mile National Circuit and a 1.3-mile International Circuit. Track days for automobiles and motorcycles are held at Knockhill on a regular basis throughout the year.
Local farmer Tom Kinnaird had a vision in the early 1970s to transform his sheep farm into something much more interesting. The inaugural motorcycle race was held in 1974, and since then, a large number of racing stars and fans have gone through the gates.
Knockhill is one of just a few tracks in the world that can be driven in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise manner. The FIA, SACU, and Motorsport UK have all rated Scotland's only globally graded racing circuit, which has a unique sequence of bends, dips, and climbs that vary by approximately 200 feet.
Taylor's Hairpin separates the lengthy start/finish straight and the sweeping back straight on the 1.3-mile International Circuit, while the other end of the circuit has a tight and twisting stretch that will put your brakes and handling to the test.
Knockhill is one of the UK's smallest professional racing circuits, but it is also one of the most challenging, which adds to the attraction for racers who can get more track day laps for their money and improve their overall driving skill.