The 5 Nations British Rallycross Championship heads to Knockhill this weekend for the first time. The re-branded series underwent a revolution in attempt to take the series on to a new level. Stars past and present flocked back to the Championship as a result and this weekend Knockhill fans will be able to watch the revitalised series live as they tackle the twists and dips of Knockhill’s Rallycross track.
The action in store this weekend will be somewhat surreal for those accustomed to a regular race day at Knockhill. The Rallycross action comes fast, often and is always flat out. Competitors will compete, head-to-head, in short four, five and six lap shoot-outs – working their way through the qualifying, semi-final and final sessions until a winner is crowned.
This weekend, we have nine competing series heading to Knockhill including the ridiculously fast Supercars featuring household Rallycross names like Godfrey, O’Donovan and Ovenden. Upwards of 80 sessions will take to the Knockhill Rallycross track this weekend (25/26 September) with the Championship finals taking place at approximately 15:30pm each day. There is action aplenty at Rallycross events and the unique blend between racing and rallying action always provides plenty of incident, drama and that all-important sideways action.
If you’ve never attended a Rallycross event at Knockhill, now’s the perfect time… with the best that Britain has to offer, set to lock horns in Fife this weekend. Despite it being almost September, the Rallycross season still has a number of events to go, post Knockhill. But make no mistake, solid points-hauls across both days of competition will be the goal for all the competing drivers and their support crews.
With multiple sessions on track, flat out driving on both the tarmac and loose sections of the Rallycross track – mechanical consistency and reliability plays a significant role in determining where the points head at the end of each day. Throw into the mix the ‘Joker Lap’ – a lap where the rallycross competitor must navigate the Hairpin section of the track during the race (just once) – but that element of strategy can often be the deciding factor on who takes the spoils at the end of each race; play it too soon and you could be out of the race before it starts; play it too late and you’ll ultimately lose the race to those coming up the tri-oval section on the lap if you don’t have a significant enough lead to mitigate the extra time required to do the ‘Joker Lap’ – it’s all very intriguing stuff when you are watching it all unfold in just 5 to 6 minute intervals.
Come along, spectate from various locations, outside the track, inside the track, at the hairpin, on exit of the Rallycross track at Hislop’s… each view will give you a different view of the action… and each one… all very entertaining.
Tickets can be booked online 24/7 and will also be available at the gate (pre-booking) is preferred with all e-tickets distributed via email prior to your visit.