KMSC Bike Racing & Jock Taylor Trophy

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th August, 2019

KMSC and Scottish bike racing competitors head back to Knockhill for another full-on weekend of racing action. With up to 32 races, practice, warm up and qualification sessions the action will both fast and thrilling. On the track, see 600’s, 1000cc Clubman and Scottish Superbikes and other classes will race on the track at lightening speeds, often with only with the merest fraction-of-a-second separating the elite riders in each class.

The event will feature the largest gathering of Sidecars this year as riders vie for the prestigeous Jock Taylor Trophy, a Trophy that is known around the world, in memory of Scotland's World Sidecar Champion from Pencaitland, Jock Taylor.

KMSC Bike Racing & Jock Taylor Trophy
KMSC Bike Racing & Jock Taylor Trophy
KMSC Bike Racing & Jock Taylor Trophy
KMSC Bike Racing & Jock Taylor Trophy

Event Information

Come to Knockhill and see the best bike racers in Scotland go head-to-head on track during a weekend-long programme of racing with the added special feature Sidecar races for the Jock Taylor Trophy. You’ll see action from super-fast Superbikes all the way through to diminutive Formula 125 machines. A super-slick timetable will see the track action come thick-and-fast as up to seven different Championships race on the same day. Our open and inclusive paddock will allow you to get up close to the same the riders, and machines, you’ll see hurtle past on track at speeds in excess of 160mph.

What is the KMSC? The KMSC (Knockhill Motor Sports Club) is a motorcycle club that runs motor racing events at Knockhill, for both cars and bikes. Luckily, our bike racing events have also achieved SACU status – Scottish Championship – meaning that as well as competing for KMSC title silverware; several of the races throughout the weekend also rank for Scottish Championship points. The SACU Championship status of our events is a significant one – as this attracts the top Club racers from up and down the country to our events.

Why attend this event? The KMSC race events feature a full weekend-long programme of action; including practice, warm up and qualifying sessions, along with an incredible 32 race schedule. On the day you’ll see several different racing Championships; each with their on unique attributes that contribute to very different types of racing action on track – from the superfast Superbike category to the spectacular Sidecar category, that sees two competitors (driver and passenger) race on track aboard a 3-wheeled motorcycle at speeds in excess of 120mph.

How to book? Tickets for all KMSC bike race meetings held at Knockhill this year are available via the KNOCKHILL website. Knockhill Racing Circuit dispatches and manages all ticket requests for the events. Booking online saves money with all advanced tickets enjoy 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 about the Knockhill Motor Sports Club (KMSC) can be found via our dedicated Club website. Here you’ll find information about the events we host, as well as Championship standings, regulations and TV scheduling.

KMSC Superbikes and Clubman

Our Scottish/KMSC Superbike competitors will take to the track five times over the course of the weekend, aboard machinery boasting 1000cc and over, where they will compete in five KMSC points-scoring races – with one race each day also acting as a Scottish Championship round. The Clubman competitors will also take to the track at the same time to compete for their own race wins and Championship points - essentially providing a-race-within-a-race during the one outing.

 KMSC Superstock 600

The Scottish and KMSC Motorcycle Superstock 600 Championship will see upwards of 30 racers take to the track aboard 600cc (and over) motorcycles. Not quite as fast as Superbikes, but these race machines from the likes of Yamaha, Triumph, Kawasaki and Suzuki provide plenty of close-knit racing with the top finishers in class crossing the finishing line within seconds of each other. The ride-ability of these machines often allow competitors to really push their limits and account for new lap records being set almost every year.

 KMSC Lightweights & Classics

The Lightweight class takes to the track up to five times over the course of the weekend – with two of those races dovetailing as Scottish Championship rounds. The Lightweight class is actually made up of several different classes – each competing for their own Championships that include – MiniTwin, Formula 400, GP125 and Classics (Classics, Post Classic Junior and Senior). Due to the differences and variety of bikes on show, there is always some really exciting racing, with passing moves galore throughout the field.

 KMSC Pre-Injection 600

The Pre-Injection Championship also races up to five times over the course of the weekend. With racers vying for wins and podiums that go towards the KMSC Pre-Injection 600 Championship. Like the Superstock 600 machines, the Pre-Injection 600s also boast up to 600cc, but are generally older spec machines. This class provides plenty of thrilling racing and offers a relatively cheap route into the world of bike racing. This class sees newcomers entering the fold each and every season and often sees its elite competitors progress onto the Clubman, Superstock 600 or Superbike categories.

 KMSC Formula 125s

This is the class most connected with young racers. It’s for 125cc, production based motorcycles and is often the starting point for youngsters entering the sport. Throughout the five Championship races over the weekend, you’ll see young men and woman, as young as 13 years old, compete against each other at incredibly close quarters. The bikes are highly responsive and stable, which allows competitors to enter the corners faster than they would on a larger bike. This class is all about learning the track, improving times and improving race craft – yet still maintains a real competitive edge to the racing.


Sidecars consist of two classes, F1's are 1000 cc and F2's are 600cc engined and are referred to as outfits and have a chassis that is built to carry a passenger who'sjob is to help with traction and grip of the three wheeled racing machine. Sidecars have raced since well before WW2 and feature in the British and World Championships with many leading duo's making a special trip north to race for the coveted trophy.

Event Disclaimer

Please remember that Knockhill is an outdoor venue and you should dress appropriately for that. There can be changeable weather conditions therefore extra clothing and sensible footwear is advised with trainer type shoes or walking boots preferred (no leather soles or high heels please). Being on a hillside, the spectator bankings and some pathways are steep, so please take extra care when moving around the site. As we are a motorsport venue, no dogs are allowed on site apart from Guide Dogs. Additional clothing, hats, gloves and sun cream can be purchased from the Circuit Office should you require. We look forward to seeing you at Knockhill and very much hope you enjoy your visit.

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Gate Opening Times

Gates on both days open at 8.00am

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.

The drop off area for taxi's etc. will be at the main gate.


All parking is on site, you can drive all around the outside of the circuit to view from your preferred area.

Disabled Parking

For disabled spectators you can drive around the outside of the circuit and also in the disabled parking area overlooking the hairpin.

The weather

We suggest being prepared for all weather, you can find the latest Met Office forecast here

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

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 07493 478441.
  • 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 from 7.30am to 5pm if you need any help or assistance, you can pop in or call on 01383 723337.
  • Official Knockhill Merchandise is available at the circuit office.
  • Mobile Food Outlets are located throughout the venue as well as our onsite restaurants, Paddock Cafe & Bar and Kinnaird's restaurant.
  • Karting - pre-booking is advised as 'arrive and drive' is not always available.

That's all for now, but if you do require additional information, please call the Circuit Office on 01383 723337. Hopefully we will see you all here for a fab weekend of motorsport entertainment.

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