• The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)
  • The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)
  • The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)
  • The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)

The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th June, 2017

The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event in 2016 was voted one of the best events of the season and 2017 should be a step up in action, entertainment and nostalgia. The return of these iconic Super Touring thoroughbreds proved a great hit as we welcomed Gabriele Tarquini, John Cleland and Frank Biela back to Knockhill together with their legendary race cars. In 2017, we are expecting an increased grid size along with a number of stars from this era.

What makes this event even more special is that the STCC runs Touring Cars from the 80s and 90s, with the Super Tourers head-lining the grid, so we hope to have the thunderous Group A Sierras and of course the 2-litre BTCC cars from ‘92 onwards on the grid. If last year’s action and drama was anything to go by, we are in for another treat!

The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)
The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)
The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)
The David Leslie Super Touring Car Championship Festival (SMRC)

ADVANCED TICKET SALES

Advanced booking discounts apply to all pre-booked tickets either online or by phone (01383 723337).
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on the day at the gate.

This event has now finished and ticket sales are no longer available. Please check back later for next years advanced ticket sales.

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Ticket Types

Adult - Over 16 yrs
Concession - 12 to 16 yrs, OAP, Disabled, Student (with photo ID)
Family - 2 Adults + 2 Concession (not required if children are under 12 yrs)

Kids under 12 do not require a ticket, they are FREE.

Event Information

About the SUPER TOURING CAR FESTIVAL

During the 1980s and ‘90s, the British Touring Car Championship became arguably the best national championship in the world. This became a global success with championships in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia when the Super Touring Car regulations came into force in the late 90s, up to 2000. Manufacturers were ploughing millions into their 2 car teams, culminating in 10 manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ford, Peugeot, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volvo. Many ex F1 drivers even took their place within the BTCC including Derek Warwick, Gabriele Tarquini, Nicola Larini and Nigel Mansell, drivers from Sports Cars had a go including, Frank Biela, Steve Soper and Manfred Winklehock, all taking on the British stars of Cleland, Hoy, Plato, Leslie, Watts, O’Dor and Reid. They were magical race days.

From 2015, John Cleland, Patrick Watts and Tim Harvey relieved their golden era but it was Stewart Whyte from Auchterarder who eclipsed them all in his ex-Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen Honda Accord. In June, we are hoping for a great, mixed grid of all era’s, featuring some cars with a huge pedigree from their early race days, now reliving their glory days, some reunited with their original drivers and some with new owners who are keen to show them off to an appreciative audience. We are also planning a unique collection of show cars too located within pit lane garages to add to the racers on the track.

Being two months before our Dunlop BTCC event featuring our own Gordon “Flash” Shedden who is returning as the triple and 2016 champ, we will have special offers for those attending both events. The two-day programme will feature a Super Touring Car race on both Saturday and Sunday as well as the Junior Touring Car Championship making their first appearance. With all the content on and off track, it’s going to be a special weekend for fans of saloon car racing.

Event Features:

  • Bumper two-day event - (Timetable)
  • SMRC Classes 
  • Feature races including; the HSCC Super Touring Car Championship (Entry List), Junior Saloon Car Championship, National Formula Fords & The David Leslie Trophy Race (Formula Fords)
  • Pitlane garage exhibition with F1 Cars, Tom Chilton S2000 Ford Focus, Mat Jackson Redstone Ford Focus, Vauxhall Thunder Saloon and various Ford RS500's.
  • Star guests from the Super Touring era
  • F1 & F3000 track demos from ex Alonso, Piquet and Aiello cars
  • Pre STCC Race Grid Walk (£5)
  • Free camping for all (Full Details Here)

Additional points of note:

  • SMRC race days are great value for money with 8 hours or fast and furious action that will keep you and your family/friends and relatives enthralled from start to finish. Saturday action will be from 1 pm and all day on Sunday.
  • You’ll see 130+ of Scotland’s top racing drivers compete in a wide variety of vehicles and Championships plus the visiting racers of the Super Tourers, National Formula Fords and Junior Saloon Cars.
  • Spectacular viewing areas are available throughout the venue and multiple corners can be seen from several locations.
  • Knockhill boasts some very special corners and scenery, and viewing around the entire venue is highly recommended.
  • Remember to bring your camera, you’ll be amazed how close you can get to the action – and it’s a perfect way to showcase what you’ve been up to at Knockhill.
  • There’s also a family play park, picnic area and expanded Kids’ Zones at certain events (see event features); perfect for those moments when you need the kids to let off some steam.
  • Family and kids karting is also available at our 500m, outdoor, track (subject to availability).
  • Spectator car parking areas allow you to watch the action from the comfort of your car when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
  • As well our two on-site restaurants, there are always a number of other outlets to purchase food and beverages from.

Further Info

Further information on each SMRC class is available via the features dropdown on this page, with links to the class info on the SMRC website. You can also keep up to date with all the latest SMRC event news and reports by checking out the News dropdown.

You can also find more info via the Official SMRC Website - SMRC Website

Event News

Derek Palmer Junior draws first blood in titanic Super Touring tussle
Derek Palmer Junior draws first blood in titanic Super Touring tussle

So, Derek Palmer takes the opening HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge race win ahead of Stewart Whyte ...

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John Cleland looking for success at Knockhill this weekend
John Cleland looking for success at Knockhill this weekend

We caught up with John Cleland, double British Touring Car Champion, a few nights back as he tested ...

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Super Touring Race Highlights from 2016
Super Touring Race Highlights from 2016

We’re now just a matter of days away from the 2017 David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival at ...

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More News
Car Exhibition in Pitlane Garages

Car Exhibition in Pitlane Garages

Pitlane garage exhibition with F1 Cars, Tom Chilton S2000 Ford Focus, Mat Jackson Redstone Ford Focus, Vauxhall Carlton Thundersaloon as well as various Ford RS500's.


Feature Races

Feature Races

This event will be a bumper two-day event and also see a number of additional features, including the visiting Super Touring Car Championship, the Junior Touring Car Championship for 14 – 17-year-olds and the National Formula Fords as well. Many of the regular SMRC classes will have extra races and the Scottish Formula Ford competitors will join the National Formula Ford aces in The David Leslie Trophy Race – the most prestigious Formula Ford event of the year. This will make this event the busiest race weekends of the season.


John Cleland to Race at the Super Touring Car Festival

John Cleland to Race at the Super Touring Car Festival

Double British Touring Car Champion, John Cleland will join us for the David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event racing in his trusty Vauxhall Vectra - the car he debuted here at Knockhill way back in 1997.


Bill Henderson tribute exhibition at the Super Touring event

Bill Henderson tribute exhibition at the Super Touring event

We are honoured to be hosting a special exhibition of the works of Bill Henderson. Bill was the first, and foremost motor sport photographer in Scotland and his works are known around the world. Visit the Bill Henderson Collection exhibition at the Super Touring event located in the Champions Clubhouse all weekend.


Formula One cars return to Knockhill on June 3rd / 4th

Formula One cars return to Knockhill on June 3rd / 4th

We are delighted to confirm that Formula One cars will be back at Knockhill, and on track at the David Leslie Super Touring event on June 3rd / 4th doing demo’s both days. Nelson Piquet's Benetton B190, a GP winning car, Fernando Alonso’s Renault and an  F3000, ex Laurent Aiello who was team mate to Allan McNish – SMRC Club President, will all be on track. The Fernando Alonso Renault is very topical with him attempting the Indy 500 later this month and will be the most modern F1 car we have every had on the track. The third car is a Lola F3000, ex Laurent Aiello who was team mate to Allan McNish – SMRC Club President. Aiello was, of course, a Nissan Touring Car driver, race winner and champion, so it is great that his car should be at this meeting.


BTCC Volvo to make a racing return to Knockhill at STCC

BTCC Volvo to make a racing return to Knockhill at STCC

After two decades, Knockhill will reverberate to the sound of a racing Volvo BTCC car at the Super Touring event on June 3rd / 4th. Jason Minshaw has entered his ex Rickard Rydell 1998 S40 Volvo to add to the quality and mix on the grid – we can't wait to see and hear this iconic car and brand on track again.


Super Touring Grid Walk confirmed – book tickets now

Super Touring Grid Walk confirmed – book tickets now

As part of the activities on Sunday 4th, June at the David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event, supported by Fife Council – you can now be part of a 15-minute Grid Walk before the race commences. If you want to enjoy all the build up to the highly-anticipated Super Touring Car Championship race; book one of our limited edition tickets from this page (only 150 have been made available). Note: you will also require an entrance ticket to the event. Purchasing a grid walk ticket only, will not gain you access to the actual event. Gold Season Pass holders will also be granted FREE admission to the grid walk.


Free Camping at Super Touring Car Festival

Free Camping at Super Touring Car Festival

Great news, Knockhill are delighted to announce that we will be providing free camping space for any fans who wish to make a weekend of The David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival event. A camping ticket has been added to our event web page ticketing options (free of charge). If you are considering camping for the weekend, then please make sure you read the important info below before booking your tickets, and select the camping option online when purchasing.


Laurent Aiello F3000 at Super Touring Car Festival has Scottish links!

Laurent Aiello F3000 at Super Touring Car Festival has Scottish links!

 We are delighted that one of the three very special single seater race cars which will be entertaining the crowds on 03/04 June,  has a closer connection to the Super Tourers and Scotland than at first look. The Laurent Aiello F3000 is the sister car to his then team-mate Allan McNish, the current President of the Scottish Motor Racing Club. Not only that, Laurent went on to F1 and ultimately raced as David Leslie’s team mate in British Touring Cars and is the car that Derek Palmer is racing.


Gate Opening Times

Gates on Saturday and Sunday 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.

Parking

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

Always a topical subject at Knockhill, quite simply, come prepared for all weathers. We would say the same if the forecast was for blistering sunshine.

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 07941 808552.
  • 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, Champions Clubhouse 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.

Super Touring Provisional Entry List

The provisional entry list is in for the Super Touring races set to take place at Knockhill on 3/4 June. John Cleland is back with his Vauxhall Vectra looking to make amends on last year when misfire issues hampered his weekend. As well as the Super Touring races, there will be a full compliment of Scottish Championship races. Further info and timetables will be released soon.

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Super Touring Timetable

The provisonal timetable for the David Leslie Super Touring Festival event set to take place at Knockhill on 3/4 June. This is provisional at the moment and timings may change, even on the event day. Make sure you listen to announcements on the day.

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Full SMRC Entry List

Here's the full SMRC entry list for the David Leslie Super Touring Festival event which will see a full compliemnt of SMRC classes, joined by BRSCC National Formula Ford and the BARC Junior Saloon Car Championship. The SuperToruing Entry stand-alone document is the latest entry list for the STCC races despite it being on the SMRC entry too. Please refer to that version for STCC entries. 

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If you have any problems downloading a document or would like a hard copy (printed version) please contact us on 01383723337 or by email enquiries@knockhill.co.uk.

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