For over 60 years, the British Touring Car Championship has been regarded as the best saloon car racing championships in the world. 2023 will be no different featuring the second season of the new hybrid era for the BTCC. Top professional race teams with some of the best racing drivers do battle at up to 140mph throughout a packed grid of Toyotas, Hondas, BMWs, Fords, Infinitis, SEATs and more.
With updated hybrid engine regulations and the 'Top Ten Showdown' qualifying session, everything is designed to spice up the overtaking even more! There were four Scots on the grid in 2022 with Gordon "Flash" Shedden, Rory Butcher, Aiden Moffat and young Dexter Patterson, all battling the best of the best saloon car racers in the UK including multiple champions Ash Sutton and Colin Turkington.
This year we are delighted to welcome back the big screens, trade stands, post event track walk (on Sunday), autogragh sessions, hospitality options, camping and so much more, making it a real motorsport festival.
The race weekend has exhilarating racing action guaranteed! Practice, qualifying and a 15 race programme to entertain and enthral over the weekend of 12th & 13th of August. 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, Blackcircles Chicane and Clarks!
Top drivers such as Shedden, Turkington, Butcher, Sutton, Moffat and Ingram will do battle over three 24 lap races on the main event day, come and watch 72 laps of no holds barred Touring Car action! Elsewhere in the classes, there is plenty of local talent to support with a gaggle of Scots drivers on the Mini Challenge grid, in the F4 Championship and within the National Legends too.
Here’s how the weekend pans out - Action starts early on Saturday 12th August with warm up sessions for all classes before the fast and furious qualifying session which will feature the return of the 'Top Ten Showdown' qualifying when all the focus will be on the last 10 minutes as the fastest 10 reset and go again for pole position. Saturday continues with all the support championships racing, making Saturday a must visit day too.
On Sunday 13th August (the main feature race day) it's 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 showcasing their skills at Knockhill over the two days.
Disabled Parking: Please note that there are limited disabled parking spaces and whic Blue Badge holders are required to pre-apply for a car park pass. Once those passes are fully allocated, all others arriving on the day will be directed to general parking areas around the site – this could include the Hairpin Hillside, Chicane or beyond Clarks Corner. Where possible, we will try and help facilitate disabled drop off, but as you can understand this is a very busy event and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
• 2-days of non-stop action
• 15-race schedule with three BTCC races over 72 laps!
• BTCC Qualifying on Saturday
• 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)
• Two giant screens to follow all the action
• All spectator parking on-site
• Kwik-Fit British Touring Car Championship
• ROKit F4 British Championship
• Porsche Carerra Cup GB
• The Quaife Mini Challenge
National Legends 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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