Group Skid

Skid Control

The Skid Control activity is just perfect for your group to Learn... and have fun!

The purpose built Skid Centre allows Instructors to train you how to control a slide should it happen in a road environment. Many people learn techniques which undoubtedly help them in tricky road conditions.

And having fun is all part of our ethos... a fun figure of 8 time trial will have everyone on the edge of their seat (literally) as the battle of speed against control results in hilarious outcomes.

Group Skid Control
Group Skid Control
Group Skid Control

On the Day

Everything at Knockhill is built with driving in mind and as an internationally accredited circuit safety is always our number one priority. We believe everyone should have some knowledge of how to control your vehicle in changing conditions. Whether you have just passed your test or been driving for many years you never know when you may be in a situation when your car will be involved in a skidding situation. Let us help you to confidently drive in wet and slippy road conditions including ice and aquaplaning.

  • Welcome and safety briefing
  • Demonstration drive by your instructor
  • Hands on training on the skid pan
  • Practical driving on a slippery surface
Skid Control Car

Skid Control Cars

We use various models of cars including front wheel and rear wheel drive cars to simulate true to everyday life road driving scenarios. All help to encourage and develop driving skills. Learn about ABS, brake avoidance and different skidding consequences in our fully adapted vehicles.

Front & Rear

Wheel Drive

ABS

Manual Transmission

The Track

Knockhill Racing Circuit is Scotland’s only approved MSA and FIA Internationally graded Circuit and is famous for hosting major televised motorsport events such as the British Touring Car and the British Superbike Championships.

Skid Pan

The skid pan was built in 1997 and since opening has helped our customers regain to their confidence after an accident or simply given them valuable knowledge on how to handle their car if something goes wrong. The skid pan is a safe and enclosed area coated with a special smooth tarmac surface; adding a recirculating water supply creates the 'Slippery' surface allowing a skid to be induced with ease. In 2007 we introduced the Brake and Avoidance Lane allowing further development of a vital part of skid correction training.

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Knockhill Corporate Brochure

Knockhill RacingCircuit is a busy and vibrant venue with a whole host of motorsport activities that Corporate clients can enjoy. The following brochure covers off the main aspect of what Knockhill has to offer including Corporate Driving Days, Venue Hire, Driver Training and VIP Hospitality at the races.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMER'S SAY

  • "Many thanks for techniques gained through skid pan and honed on the rally course! Through medical imperative I had to drive to Glasgow and back today. By my conservative estimate the no claim bonuses for at least three other drivers owe their retention to techniques I learnt on the skip pan and which I had ample opportunity to practice on the rally course over the last few years. The expressions on the faces of the drivers whom I was able to avoid were priceless. Particularly the differences in the control available to a driver in low grip situations when travelling uphill as opposed to downhill seemed to be beyond the understanding of many. PS My car is very grateful also one van driver seemed determined to shorten my vehicle by about 2-3 feet down the long descent to the Bowling roundabout on the A82!"

    A. McAuslan February, 2018
  • "Instructors were superb, very knowledgeable and excellent teachers. Despite having been driving for many years, I learned a lot of very useful information & skills. Keep it up!"

    H. Martin September, 2017