Come to Knockhill and see the best bike racers in Scotland go head-to-head on track during a weekend-long programme of racing. You’ll see action from super-fast Superbikes, Clubman racers, 600cc racers all the way through to diminutive Formula 125 machines. We will also be hosting the Sidecar Championship with their first of three rounds this year.
A super-slick timetable will see the track action come thick-and-fast as up to eight different Championships race on the same day. Our open and inclusive paddock will allow you to get up close to same the riders, and machines, you’ll see hurtle past on track at speeds approaching 170mph.
What is it?
Our KMSC (Knockhill Motor Sports Club) and Scottish motorcycle racing events at Knockhill will represent points-scoring rounds of both the KMSC and Scottish Bike Racing Championships. The event will see upwards of 140 competitors take to the track for a series of championship races, with up to 30 competitors on the track at the same time. Racing on the day will come from several classes, with each featuring 2/3 times on the timetable throughout the day. The admission price offers great value for money, with entertaining races on all day from 10 am to 5 pm. An awards ceremony in the Clubhouse afterwards will allow you to put those individual faces to your favourite racers on the day – and all are welcome.
What will l see?
On the day you’ll see a whole host of racing action, from practice sessions in the morning to 10/12 lap racers for up 30 riders in each class. A super-slick 18-race programme will keep you enthralled, amused and entertained throughout the day. The venue has ample viewing and spectator points, and even if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can still see the racing from the comfort of your own car – via various trackside locations. If you’ve watched bike racing on TV you'll have a sense of the type of action you will see; but nothing compares to witnessing bike racers speeding past your seat within inches of each other, all in pursuit of becoming the next Scottish Champion, it really is a sight to behold.
Who is it for?
Our KMSC and Scottish Championship bike racing meetings are an action-packed spectacle suitable for families of all ages. Spectators can watch from several locations around the track, as the best Scottish bike racers go head-to-head on the famous twists and dips of Knockhill. On track - expect to see thrill-a-minute bike racing action as the top competitors in each class fight it out for race wins and podium positions. The action is always fast, frantic and highly entertaining – a true spectacle that will keep you enthralled from race to race.
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 Sidecars!
Scottish Championship races also take place at other racing venues throughout the year – see the SACU website for further information.
How to book?
Tickets for all KMSC bike race meetings held at Knockhill this year are available via the Knockhill website. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone (01383 723337 - 9am to 6pm) or purchased at the gate on the day of the event.
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.
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 Formula 600
The Scottish and KMSC Motorcycle Formula 600 Championship will see upwards of 30 racers take to the track aboard 600cc (and over) motorcycles. 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.
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 – Mini Twin and Formula 400. 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
With racers vying for wins and podiums that go towards the KMSC Pre-Injection 600 Championship. Like the Formula 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, Formula 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. You’ll see young men and woman, as young as 12 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.
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.