Thu, 30 Aug | Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd

Ginetta Supercup Championship Round 3

The 3rd round of the 2018 Ginetta GT4 Championship
Registration is Closed
Ginetta Supercup Championship Round 3

Time & Location

30 Aug 2018, 18:30 – 23:00
Knockhill Racing Circuit Ltd, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 9TF, UK

About The Event

Knockhill Racing Circuit is a motor racing circuit in Fife, Scotland. It opened in September 1974 and is Scotland's national motorsport centre. The circuit is located in the countryside about 6 miles (10 km) north of Dunfermline.

The circuit opened in September 1974.[1] It was created by joining service roads to a nearby disused mineral railway, closed in 1951, which served Lethans Colliery. The first car race was held on 18 May 1975.[2]

Between 1974 and 1983 the circuit had several different owners which helped to steadily develop the circuit's facilities and attractions.[3] Since the 1980s, Knockhill has been developed to a point where it is able to host rounds of most of the major British car and motorbike championships. The circuit hosted a round of the British Touring Car Championships for twelve years until the deal ended in 2002 with the promoters seeking infrastructure upgrades.[4] Knockhill made improvements and the touring car series returned to Knockhill in 2004 with ITV televising the event live.[5][6][7] The British Formula Three Championship and British GT Championship returned to Knockhill in May 2005.[7]

In 2008, Knockhill named a corner Leslie's Bend in the honour of race car driver David Leslie shortly after his death in a small jet aircraft-accident at Farnborough.[8]

In 2012, the circuit restarted racing and track days in the counter-clockwise direction.[9] It gained a licence for motorbikes and cars to compete in both directions, the first racing circuit to achieve this in the UK in modern times.[10]

As of 2017 the lap record time of 43.140 seconds is held by Stewart Robb Jr in a Pilbeam-Judd MP88.[11]