The picturesque setting just 30 minutes from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from Glasgow, the circuit boasts stunning views over to the Firth of Forth, the Ochil hills and in the distance Wallace Monument.
On a recent trip to Scotland, British Touring Car sensation Fabrizio Giovanardi described the circuit, “It’s a really testing circuit which demands a style of driving you don’t use on any of the other circuits in Britain. In that way it’s unique. You really do have to concentrate 100% all the time because each lap is so short. It’s important you adapt your driving style to suit the track. But it’s great fun”, commented the talented Italian.
|International Circuit||1.3 miles|
|National Circuit||1 mile|
|Tri Oval Circuit||0.3 miles|
|Tarmac Rally Stage||1 mile hillside rally stage, mainly tarmac with some gravel|
|Rallycross||1 mile, asphalt and gravel dust circuit|
|4x4 Off Road Courses||1.5 mile mild / intermediate / extreme terrain options.|
|Skid Pan||60mx30m purpose built skid pan area.|
|Brake Avoidance Lane||60mx6m utilised for brake avoidance training|
|Paddock 1||Tarmac area 180mx50m
|Paddock2||Tarmac area 140mx50m
|Paddock 3||Gravel area 130mx13m
|Paddock 4||Gravel area 150mx20m|
|Open Grass Areas||5 acre open grass areas ideal for pilot buggies, quads etc. or used as on-site car parking|
Knockhill Racing Circuit is has a number of buildings and areas available for hire. With our flexible approach and adaptable staff we are confident we can tailor the venue to your specific requirements. Knockhill Racing Circuit have hosted various types of events over the years and some of these are listed below.
|Media Centre||10 x 10||Classrooms, Conference centre, Press room, meeting room, administration point
Capacity - 50 theatre
|Kinnairds Bistro||9 x 9||Reception/Sign-on point, Catering, Conferences, Displays & private functions
Capacities: 60 seated, 80 theatre
|Paddock Cafe and Bar||14 x 9||Reception/Sign-on Area, Catering and public bar, Conference & Meetings, Administration Point and Display area
Capacities: 100 seated, 140 theatre
Knockhill’s very own onsite restaurant is centrally located right next to the karting centre, and is open for customers to just walk in for a wide variety of meals and snacks. Even if it’s just a coffee, Kinnairds provides a warm, comfortable central point for meeting friends or just relaxing before or after your karting event. The menu changes daily with a variety of options including vegetarian and on request gluten free options.
The Paddock Cafe and Bar is located in the main paddock and has an outdoor viewing area of the rally stage and the hairpin of the main track. Ideal place to grab a coffee and offers various hot and cold snacks and Licensed bar which is also available at larger events. Lounge seating is available for you to sit back and relax in a laid back environment.
Knockhill Racing Circuit is generally very accessible to disabled customers, parking areas and ramps are provided into all of the major buildings. Disabled toilets are in various positions onsite. Please just ask any member of staff for details or assistance, we are more than happy to help. There are baby changing facilities in Kinnairds Restaurant which is adjacent to the Karting Centre.
Mobile food outlets are available at ALL major events
Based at Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre, Knockhill Karting Centre is Fife’s ONLY outdoor karting track and Scotlands ONLY Karting Centre running LPG Gas Karts. Thunder round our 500m floodlit karting track in Sodi GT2 gas powered karts at up to 50mph or zoom around in cadet karts up to 25mph.
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A. Yes, we can provide breakfast, 1-2-3 course lunches, afternoon tea, dinners and various other dishes/refreshements.
A. The hire charge on set up is decided once the level of organisation is known and can range from 0 to 100% of the hire rate.
A. Yes, provided that the exsisting signage is not covered, a hirer can brand the site with banners, flags (15 flag poles on site), boards etc. This may be erected on the morning of a hire, or day/evening defore, depending on access.
A. No vehicle over 3 tons is permitted on track, heavier vehicles are allowed to cross the track only to gain access to the centre of the circuit. A height restriction of 15ft is in place for footbridge clearance.
A. Knockhill’s race licence is limited to 32 cars on track. Around 20 is suggested due to the length and nature of the track.
A. Yes. Knockhill has contracts with some of the highest graded licensed instructors for all driving disciplines, day and overnight security, stewards and gate staff.
A. Yes. Unleaded and diesel.
A. Yes. A professional machine can be hired and Knockhill can provide a valeting service.
A. No. Generators are required for all temporary structures. Regular 240v in all buildings.
A. Frame structures can be erected, using appropriate weights in tarmac areas, the use of metal pins are strictly prohibited. The hospitality flat pad overlooking the hairpin is ideal for this.
Over 40 years as Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre and host to the UK’s top televised motorsport car and bike events. Knockhill is situated just 30 mins from Edinburgh, 40 miles from Glasgow and 2 hours from Aberdeen. Knockhill is a truly versatile venue and the perfect choice for all events including Corporate Days, Team Building, Karting, Trackdays and exciting Driving Experiences.
Scotland’s only accredited FIA and MSA approved venue! With extensive and ongoing investment in our facilities we are able to provide, new and exciting, experiences and racing events that are rivalled by no other. Our famous 1.27 mile long circuit, hillside rally stage, 4x4 off road track, 500m outdoor karting circuit, skid pan, restaurants and conferencing facilities form our unique venue.
One of our finest assets and always a hot topic with our customers! We strive to provide the best possible experience and our skilled team play an important part in delivering these. Everyone is friendly, approachable, correctly qualified and passionate about their role at Knockhill; from our ground staff, instructors, sales team and directors. We all look forward to welcoming you to Knockhill.