• The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival

The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival

Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September, 2016

The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event, supported by Event Scotland and Fife Council, will bring to life iconic Super Touring thoroughbreds which now run a select championship at show case events throughout the UK. And, we are delighted to be hosting the HSCC Super Touring Car Championship finale on September 10th / 11th. What makes this event even more special is that the STCC runs Touring Cars from the 80s and 90s, with some cars even from the 70s making occasional appearances, so the Knockhill event will feature legendary cars across three decades. Super Tourers will head line the grid, however, the thunderous Group A Sierras, and new era 2 litre BTCC cars from 92 onwards will also add to the grid and maybe even older cars too.

The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival
The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival
The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival
The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival

ADVANCED TICKET SALES

Advanced booking discounts apply to all pre-booked tickets either online or by phone (01383 723337).
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on the day at the gate.

This event has now finished and ticket sales are no longer available. Please check back later for next years advanced ticket sales.

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Ticket Types

Adult - Over 16 yrs
Concession - 12 to 16 yrs, OAP, Disabled, Student (with photo ID)
Family - 2 Adults + 2 Concession (not required if children are under 12 yrs)

Kids under 12 do not require a ticket, they are FREE.

Event Timetable

Event Information

Lokring Northern (UK) Raceday

SUPER TOURING CAR FESTIVAL

During the 1980s and ‘90s the British Touring Car Championship became arguably the best national championship in the world. This became a global success with championships in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia when the Super Touring Car regulations came into force in the late 90s, up to 2000. Manufacturers were ploughing millions into their 2 car teams, culminating in 10 manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford, Peugeot, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volvo. Many ex F1 drivers even took their place within the BTCC including Derek Warwick, Garriele Tarquini, Nicola Larini and Nigel Mansell, drivers from Sports Cars had a go including, Frank Biela, Steve Soper and Manfred Winklehock, all taking on the British stars of Cleland, Hoy, Plato, Leslie, Watts, O’Dor and Reid. They were magical race days.

In 2015, John Cleland, Patrick Watts and Tim Harvey relived their golden era but it was Stewart Whyte from Auchterarder who eclipsed them all in his ex Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen Honda Accord. In September, we are hoping for a great, mixed grid of all era’s, featuring some cars with huge pedigree from their early race days, now reliving their glory days, some reunited with their original drivers and some with new owners who are keen to show them off to an appreciative audience. We are also planning a unique collection of show cars too located within pit lane garages to add to the racers on track.

Being one month after our Dunlop BTCC event featuring our own Gordon “Flash” Shedden who is returning as the 2015 champ, we will have special offers for those attending both events. The two day programme will feature a Super Touring Car race on both Saturday and Sunday as well as the Junior Touring Car Championship making their first appearance. With all the content on and off track, it’s going to be a special weekend for fans of saloon car racing. 

SMRC racers nearing the finale to their season

We are now entering the final phase of the season and this is when things start to get a bit tense on track with this meeting being the second last round of 2016. Leading competitors adopt a number of strategies dependant on their championship positions to ensure they are on the top step of the podium for the annual awards. The leaders, mainly just want to stay out of trouble and pick up as many points as they can; whilst those in the chasing pack know that to stand any chance of challenging for the title, race wins are a must. Expect to see dramatic fast-paced action on track, with a touch of controversy thrown in for good measure.

Star Guests

Frank Biela - the 1996 British Touring Car Champion, 5-five Le Mans 24 Hours winner and 4-time Sebring 12 Hours winner and 2-time American Le Mans Series winner Frank Biela will be with us on 10/11 September. Note: Frank will not be racing at this event. See the full story in our feature section below - quite incredible news!

Gabriele Tarquini - The 1994 British Touring Car Champion and World Touring Car Championship winner will be with us over the weekend of 10/11 September. But what is even bigger news, is that he'll be racing an ex-David Leslie Honda Accord on both days. Come and see how this Touring Car titan reacquaints himself with the tight and twisty Knockhill track.

John Cleland - Double British Touring Car Champion, John Cleland will also be with us for the David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event; racing in his trusty Vauxhall Vectra - the car he debuted here at Knockhill way back in 1997. Check out the video above for an exclusive interview, John's always great value for quote or two and this one's no different. JC will be racing in the two Super Touring Car Championship races and will also be participating in a Driver's Forum (Sat Night) and Autograph sessions throughout the weekend.

Grid Walk - Sunday Only

During Sunday 11th September, the David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship feature race will now see a 15-minute grid walk take place immediately before the race; and you can be part of it. A limited number of tickets (150 of) are on sale now for just £5. Enjoy the build up to the highly-anticipated race right from the heart of the grid.**Update** GOLD Season Pass holders will get free admission. Remember, a grid walk pass will not grant you access to the event - you must purchase a spectator ticket as well.

Feature races

This event will be a bumper two day event  and also see a number of additional features, including the visiting Super Touring Car Championship and the Junior Touring Car Championship for 14 – 17 year olds. Many of the regular SMRC classes will have extra races but the Scottish Formula Ford features the David Leslie Trophy Race – the most prestigious Formula Ford event of the year. This will make this event the busiest race weekends of the season.

On the day our expert commentary team will provide up to the minute live race commentary, pit-lane scoops and behind the scenes interviews and discussions. And, our interactive text the tower and Twitter commentary will provide an additional platform to engage with the event. The open and accessible paddock allows you to get up close to the same machines, and drivers, you’ll see whizz past on track, at speeds in excess of 120mph.

Super Touring Car Championship Entry List and Timetable

The provisional STCC entry list is out - includung John Cleland and Gabriele Tarquini in the line up - as is the provisional timetable for the weekend's racing. Check out the Documents and Download sections below!

Camping

Great news, Knockhill are delighted to announce that we will be providing free camping space for any fans who wish to make a weekend of The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event. Simply check out the news, features or visitor information sections for further info.

Additional points of note:

  • SMRC race days (and this weekend) are great value for money with 8 hours or fast and furious action that will keep you and your family/friends and relatives enthralled from start to finish
  • You’ll see 130+ of Scotland’s top racing drivers compete in a wide variety of vehicles and Championships.
  • Spectacular viewing areas are available throughout the venue and multiple corners can be seen from several locations.
  • Knockhill boasts some very special corners and scenery, and viewing around the entire venue is highly recommended.
  • Remember to bring your camera, you’ll be amazed how close you can get to the action – and it’s a perfect way to showcase what you’ve been up to at Knockhill.
  • There’s also a family play park, picnic area and expanded Kids’ Zones at certain events (see event features); perfect for those moments when you need the kids to let off some steam.
  • Family and kids karting is also available at our 500m, outdoor, track (subject to availability).
  • Spectator car parking areas allow you to watch the action from the comfort of your car, when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
  • As well our two on-site restaurants, there are always a number of other outlets to purchase food and beverages from.

 


Who is this event for?

Our SMRC racedays are an exciting and action-packed day out suitable for families of all ages. Members of the public can watch multiple racing classes on one day, with up to 30 competitors competing on track at any given time; there’s always plenty of fast-paced entertainment on view, alongside plenty of heart-stopping incidents to talk about on the journey home.

What is the SMRC?

The Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) is Scotland’s premier car racing club and features members from up and down the country, competing on track for Scottish Championship titles. The Club, organises and administers a series of events each year, with points scored at each round determining the overall Scottish Champions for each class.

When do the events take place?

SMRC events take place throughout the year at Knockhill Racing Circuit. The SMRC also takes some of its member classes to other UK circuits throughout the year. At Knockhill, the SMRC hosts seven individual events that take place once a month (from April to October), with the series reaching a dramatic climax at the final event of the year (October).

Why attend this event?

  • The Celtic Speed Mini Cooper Cup
  • The Scottish Formula Ford 1600 Championship
  • The Scottish Saloons and Sports Car Championship
  • The Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons Championship
  • The Scottish Fiesta Championship
  • The Scottish Legends Championship
  • The Scottish BMW Compact Cup
  • And of course the HSCC Super Touring Car Championship
  • The Junior Touring Car Championship

How to book?

Tickets for all seven SMRC meetings held at Knockhill this year are available via the KNOCKHILL website. Knockhill Racing Circuit administers, dispatches and manages all ticket requests for the events. Booking online saves money with all advanced tickets subject to pre-booking discounts. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone (01383 723337) or purchased at the venue on the day of the event (subject to on the day pricing).

Further Info?

Further information on each SMRC class is available via the features dropdown on this page, with links to the class info on the SMRC website. You can also keep up to date with all the latest SMRC event news and reports by checking out the News dropdown.

You can also find more info via the Official SMRC Website - SMRC Website

 

 

Event News

Win a passenger ride with Frank Biela in an Audi R8
Win a passenger ride with Frank Biela in an Audi R8

On Sunday 11th September, five-time Le Mans 24 Hour race-winner Frank Biela will be at Knockhill dur...

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Super Touring Grid Walk confirmed – book tickets now!
Super Touring Grid Walk confirmed – book tickets now!

As part of the activities on Sunday 11th September - which will be day-two of the David Leslie Super...

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2016 David Leslie Tribute at Super Touring Festival event

2016 David Leslie Tribute at Super Touring Festival event

Each year, top Formula Ford racers from up and down the country converge at Knockhill to race head-to-head for the coveted David Leslie Trophy. David, a former Formula Ford Champion himself is widely regarded as the man – together with his father, David Senior – to have discovered the likes of David Coulthard, Allan McNish and Dario Franchitti

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Cleland talks about Super Tourers, Vauxhall and that Steve Soper incident

Cleland talks about Super Tourers, Vauxhall and that Steve Soper incident

Cleland, never one to mince his words, chats to Duncan about this weekend, the cars he has in his garage and of course we touch upon one of the most talked about moments in British Touring Car history – that clash back in 1992 between Harvey, Soper and Cleland.

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Win a passenger ride with Frank Biela in an Audi R8

Win a passenger ride with Frank Biela in an Audi R8

On Sunday 11th September, five-time Le Mans 24 Hour race-winner Frank Biela will be at Knockhill during the David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event, supported by EventScotland and Fife Council.

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2016 Super Touring Car Championship Grid Walk

2016 Super Touring Car Championship Grid Walk

During Sunday 11th September, the David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship feature race will now see a 15-minute grid walk take place immediately before the race; and you can be part of it. A limited number of tickets (150 of) are on sale now for just £5. Enjoy the build up to the highly anticipated race right from the heart of the grid.

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Tarquini set for race outing at Knockhill Super Touring Festival event

Tarquini set for race outing at Knockhill Super Touring Festival event

Knockhill are delighted to confirm, that former BTCC and WTCC Champion, Gabriele Tarquini will be with us for our David Leslie Super Touring Festival event, supported by Event Scotland and Fife Council.

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Frank Biela to be guest of honour at Knockhill Super Touring event

Frank Biela to be guest of honour at Knockhill Super Touring event

1996 Official BTCC Champion, 5-five Le Mans 24 Hours winner and 4-time Sebring 12 Hours winner and 2-time American Le Mans Series winner Frank Biela will be with us on 10/11 September for our David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event.

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Free camping available at The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival

Free camping available at The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival

Great news, Knockhill are delighted to announce that we will be providing free camping space for any fans who wish to make a weekend of The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event.

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Scottish Formula Ford Championship

Scottish Formula Ford Championship

Scottish Formula Ford – Often regarded as the purest form of motor racing, these 1600cc Ford Kent powered, open-wheeled racers have spawned the careers of some of Scotland’s top racing talent; with the series often acting as a stepping stone to international stardom. You could be watching the next David Coulthard, Dario Franchitti or Allan McNish when these four-wheeled single seat racers take to the track. Wheel-to-wheel racing is guaranteed as Scotland’s top chargers battle to become the next Scottish Champion.

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Scottish Legends Championship

Scottish Legends Championship

Legends Championship – These cars are amazing 3/5th scale American hot rods with high revving Yamaha motorcycle engines. There is no series in the world that has closer racing as often these buzz-bombs will be racing 4-abreast towards the first corner – awesome! The grids are always jam-packed full of potential race winners, so expect the unexpected when these pocket rockets take to the track; with multiple winners on one day, reverse and gentlemen's grids; there is always loads of overtaking manoeuvres and exceptional racing action on view.

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Scottish Mini Cooper Cup

Scottish Mini Cooper Cup

Mini Cooper Cup -The new style Minis all race on Yokohama tyres in their fiercely contested championship. They also visit 2 English tracks in a busy season. The minis have a 3-race format similar to the British Touring Cars, keeping all the drivers on their toes throughout the day. The action is always entertaining, and the series has also made a number of guest appearances on the British Touring Car event timetable at Knockhill BTCC rounds.

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Classic Sports and Saloons

Classic Sports and Saloons

Classic Sports and Saloons - This popular new championship is for production based cars built between 1949 and 1980. It is split into 4 engine size based classes. All cars use Yokohama tyres and any driver from the 4 classes can win this well supported championship. Despite their age, these Classic Sports and Saloons offer up some superb racing, with close dices between the front running cars. They are well presented and definitely stir up feelings of nostalgia for assembled fans.

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Saloons and Sports Cars Championship

Saloons and Sports Cars Championship

Saloons and Sports Cars Championship - The class for the most powerful cars racing at SMRC events. These modified cars race in four classes and can use treaded or slick racing tyres. Cars may be 2 or 4 wheel drive, but one thing is for sure in all cases, they are blisteringly fast and an absolute treat to see on track - at full tilt. The Scottish Saloons and Sports Car racers will compete for individual class honours, as well as scoring points towards an overall Sports and Saloon car title.

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Scottish Fiesta Championship

Scottish Fiesta Championship

Scottish Fiesta Championship - One make championships for Mk2 Fiesta XR2 cars using their original engines with restricted tuning. All cars use road tyres and there is a Newcomers Cup for drivers in their first or second season. The newer 2 litre Fiesta ST cars have their own class and start behind the XR2s so the chase is on. Both Championships are always very competitive, with eventual winners often being decided in the very last rounds of the season.

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Scottish BMW Compact Cup

Scottish BMW Compact Cup

Scottish BMW Compact Cup – Scotland’s newest racing Championship - featuring BMW Compact Saloons (1994 to 2001). This single make series has proved extremely popular since its inception a few years back, and boasts massive grids vying for wins at each and every round. This comparatively inexpensive form of motorsport has not only attracted new racers to the scene, but also witnessed a number of experienced campaigners jumping ship to the series. The action is fun, fast and there is always plenty of closes racing throughout the order.

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Ticket Information

Tickets for Saturday event days or Weekend Tickets can be booked until midnight Friday via our website (discounted advance prices). Weekend tickets can also be purchased at the gate.

Tickets for Sunday can be booked until midnight on Saturday (discounted advance prices). Alternatively all tickets will be available at the gate all weekend (gate prices).

All tickets bought via the website or phone (01383 723337) will be posted out up until midday on the Wednesday prior to the event, thereafter the tickets will be held in 'Ticket Collection', located on the hairpin gate approach road.

Kids under 12 do not require a ticket, they are FREE.

Ticket types:

  • Adult - Over 16 yrs
  • Concession - 12 to 16 yrs, OAP, Disabled, Student (with photo ID)
  • Family - 2 Adults + 2 Concession (not required if children are under 12 yrs)

General Gate Opening Times

Gates on Saturday will open at 8am and close at 7pm

Gates on Sunday open at 7.30am

Important Camping Information

The campsite is located near Clark's Corner, some of the pitches have a circuit view, these are allocated on a first come first served basis. The campsite is a grass area with a limited amount of hard standing gravel for caravans and motorhomes.

Camping can be pre-booked with your ticket (free of charge) and is the preferable option of the Circuit. Alternatively, you may arrive on the day and decide to stay over, however, all spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee you any kind of pitch.

There will be no staff members located at the campsite, however, circuit security will be available via the main gatehouse, should you require assistance throughout your stay.

- No animals allowed
- Caravans and motorhomes can erect awnings if space allows.
- Caravans & Motorhomes – there will be no surcharge for caravans and motorhomes, however, hard standing, spaces are limited and we cannot guarantee you pitch in this area. However, there are suitable grass areas where you can also park.
- There is no power provided
- Toilets, showers and water stand pipes are within the campsite
- Cars may be parked next to tents if you do not plan any vehicle movement throughout the weekend. If you want to leave the venue then you should park in the car park next to the camp site.
- No fires or fireworks
- BBQs are permitted, they must be attended to at all times
- Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis

We’d like to remind all campers to behave responsibly and ensure the camping weekend is enjoyable for everybody. This includes no anti social behaviour and loud music.

The campsite is open from 12pm on Friday until 12pm on Monday. Please do not arrive on Thursday, unfortunately we cannot open the camp site until Friday morning.

How to get here

Knockhill Racing Circuit is located on the A823, for SATNAV our postcode is KY12 9TF

If travelling from East/South, head to Junction 4, M90 Kelty.

If travelling from West, please head over the new Clackmannan Bridge and head on the A977 and turn tight at Powmill.

If heading from the North, motorway signs will say exit Junction 6, you can also head to Junction 4 as an alternative route.

All routes have Tourist Board direction signage.

Taxi Drop Offs

The drop off area for taxi's etc. Will be next to the TICKET COLLECTION POINT, this area will have a suitable turning area and access to exit routes. Pedestrians should then proceed to the pedestrian gates to purchase tickets / display passes.

Public Transport

Unfortunately Knockhill is not on any public transport routes! Please ensure you make alternative arrangements for getting to and from the Circuit.

The Weather

Always a topical subject at Knockhill, quite simply, come prepared for all weathers. We would say the same if the forecast was for blistering sunshine.

General Information

  • Knockhill FM broadcasts on 87.7FM and will be on-air all weekend.
  • If you wish to Text the Tower for a shout out, you can do so via 07941 808552
  • All routes to Knockhill will be very busy this weekend. Please give yourself appropriate time to get to the Circuit. There will be delays, but hopefully we can keep these to a minimum with your help and co-operation.
  • No Pets or Animals will be allowed entry to the venue, please ensure you leave them at home and not left in the car.
  • The circuit office will be open Sat 8am - 6pm and Sunday 7.30am to 6pm if you need any help or assistance, you can pop in or call on 01383 723337.
  • Trades stands are located at the hairpin and main straight.
  • Official Knockhill Merchandise is available at the circuit office and a display is at the hairpin trade area.
  • Mobile Food Outlets are located throughout the venue as well as our onsite restaurants, Champions Clubhouse and Kinnaird's restaurant.
  • Arrive and Drive Karting will be operating for Kids 8yrs plus and Adults throughout the weekend from just £10, visit the Karting Centre for the timetable and full Info.

Very, Very Important: please drive with due care and observe speed limits when leaving the venue, we don't want your day ruined by receiving a speeding fine.

Drones: Due to CAA safety regulations the flying and use of drones are strictly forbidden at Knockhill Racing Circuit .

That's all for now, but if you do require additional information, please call the Circuit Office on 01383 723337.

David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival Timetable

With only a few days to go to the David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event at Knockhill, supported by EventScotland and Fife Council we'd like to advise all spectators of the provisional timings for the weekend. Please listen to announcements on the day at the venue as these are subject to change!

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Super Touring Car Championship Entry List

Here's the provisional Entry List for the two feature David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship races set to take place at Knockhill this weekend, alongside a bumper SMRC programme that will include Formula Ford, Legends, Mini, Sports Car, Classic, BMW and Fiesta Racing. Note: john Cleland and Gabriele Tarquini set to race once again at Knockhill.

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If you have any problems downloading a document or would like a hard copy (printed version) please contact us on 01383723337 or by email enquiries@knockhill.co.uk.

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