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An incredible entry of 156 bike racers has been received by the Knockhill Motor Sports Club ahead of round one of their 2019 bike racing this weekend. The increase is primarily down to the significant increase in the CB500 class, often the class of choice of newcomers as its a budget class, with a record 34 entered.
Knockhill are pleased to be supporting Blood Bikers Scotland this year. They provide an amazing voluntary service that supports the NHS and medical scene in Scotland and you will see them at a number of Knockhill events this summer.
Today is our Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Knockhill but there is fund raising going on all the time for our veterans.
Ian Temperly, 43, from East Calder, will be tackling the 95 mile West Highland trail with his golf partner Kenny Marr, Kenny’s son-in-law Jonny Pratt, and Kenny’s sons Jack and Stephen. The West Lothian army veteran is going to hike to raise money for Help for Heroes after they supported him through PTSD.
For the first time this year……..it’s Race Week – writes marshal Gordon Melville! After a long winter with no car racing, it’s the count down to the SMRC season opener, this Sunday, the 7th April. Whilst it may have been a quiet down season for some, there has been lots of work going on behind the scenes.
John Cleland, twice British Touring Car Champion, has been promoting road safety in the Borders of Scotland for a number of years with his Drivewise programme, targeting the age group of 17 to 25 year olds.
Mixu Paatelainen, who played football 70 times for Finland and former manager of Wolves, Hibes and Kilmarnock, took part in our Rally Experience today.
Radio Forth presenters Boogie and Arlene’s latest driving challenge was at Knockhill to see who could drive the furthest on £3 of petrol or £3 worth of electric charge.
The 2019 Scottish Motor Racing Club season bursts into action on Sunday 7th April for round one as over 100 of Scotland’s top racing drivers chase for championship glory at the annual Armed Forces Appreciation event. There will be many returning champions, new drivers and even a new championship for Citroen C1’s, but one long time person in Scottish motor sport and in particular, Knockhill, will be honoured as the Commentary Tower is being renamed the Garry Stagg Commentary Tower from the April 7th SMRC event onwards.