The 2021 British Touring Car Championship event is our joint biggest event of the year. Whenever the BTCC rolls into Knockhill, it brings world class racing drivers and teams, not only in the top of the bill Touring Cars but across a jammed packed support programme too.
For over 60 years, the British Touring Car Championship is regarded as the best saloon car racing championship in the world. Top professional race teams with some of the best racing drivers do battle at up to 140mph in a packed grid of Hondas, BMWs, Fords, Infinitis, Audis, Mercedes and others. Since our first hosting at Knockhill in 1992, tens of thousands of fans have been enthralled, excited and entertained in equal measure by the professional racing drivers at the top of their game, all racing bumper to bumper, and sometimes closer! In 2021, this top quality event returns on August 14th and 15th as Britain’s premier racing series tackles the twists and dips of the Knockhill Circuit. It is always the racing highlight of the BTCC calendar and it can be your highlight too. Touring Cars at Knockhill provides an action-packed day of entertainment for the whole family as its a true festival of speed with exhilarating racing action all day long.
We are anticipating that fans will be back for our 2021 summer events with all the Covid-19 measures in place required for a wide open-air venue such as Knockhill. Tickets are available now, they will be on first come first served basis if spectator numbers are limited, so best get your name on the list just in case.
The Kwik Fit British Touring Cars at Knockhill is one of our quality headline events of our season. It will see top teams and drivers from the UK and abroad compete for two days over the twists, dips and turns of Knockhill, often on two wheels! Exhilarating racing action is guaranteed - with practice, qualifying and 15 races to entertain and enthral over the weekend of 14th to 15th August 2021. The unique nature of the Knockhill track promotes the closest racing of the season with cars often airborne as they attack the famous Duffus Dip and Blackcircles Chicane. In 2020, top drivers such as Turkington, Butcher, Sutton, Neal and Ingram did battle over three 24 lap races on the main event day, just imagine watching 72 laps of Touring Cars in action! It’s the best value BTCC event in the UK!
Here’s how the weekend pans out - Action starts early on Saturday 14th August with warm up sessions for all classes before the fast and furious qualifying as the BTCC competitors chase the last 1/100th of a second to snatch pole position from their rivals. Saturday continues with support races but the undoubted highlight is watching a packed track of BTCC cars scabbling to find that gap to set their ultimate lap in qualifying. Some drivers nail their lap, some over cooking it due to the unique pressure of driving Knockhill which always throws up a mixed up grid. On Sunday 15th August (the main feature race day) its another action packed day for you as it features exhilarating hard charging support class racing and three feature races for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. Come for the weekend or just come for the main event day, the choice is yours but what you are in for is the best of British motorsport, if not some of the best motorsport in the world, all at one of the best spectator viewing circuits in the UK!
• 2-days of non-stop action
• 15-race schedule with three BTCC races
• BTCC Qualifying on Sat 14th Aug
• The best support racing Championships in the UK over both days
• Top professional racing drivers and teams in action
• Weekend Camping - Friday to Monday (inclusive)
• Trade Stands, Team Merchandise (tbc)
• Giant screens to follow all the action
• All spectator parking on-site
• British Touring Car Championship
• F4 British Championship
• Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship
• Ginetta GT 5 Challenge
• Porsche Carerra Cup GB
• Mini Challenge JCW Championship
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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