We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to the 2022 season as much as we are! We thought we’d bring you up to speed with what’s been happening over the winter at Knockhill. Here are just a few news items of note, and as always, we aim to give you the best visit possible, whether spectating, karting, driving or riding.
First Event of the Year
Although the Events season doesn’t really kick off until April, we are all looking forward to our annual opening event of the year – the Grant Construction Knockhill Stages Rally on Sunday 20th Feburary. We’ll have 50 or so crews vying for Rally glory during the 10-stage 40 mile single-venue rally.
The BIG Events of 2022
We are delighted that a strong line-up of events is confirmed for 2022, with the three highlights being the Bennetts British Superbikes on 17-19 June (Fathers Day!), the McRae Rally Challenge on 2-3 July and, of course, the Kwik Fit British Touring Cars on 30-31 July. Worth noting that both the BSB and BTCC are slightly earlier than normal, so make sure you put the dates in your diary and get your tickets soon!
Throughout 2021, we filmed behind the scenes at our major events in what where two very different outcomes for the circuit crowd-wise. Our five-part mini-series is now all online and you can catch up with all the Episodes via the links below – all in association with Event Scotland.
Track Work & Paddock Sizes
Track work and venue improvements. We are delighted to be installing a further 4 FIA spec light panels around the track to help the marshals communicate with riders and drivers. These huge panels have improved safety no end as they are so visible and allow the track to be run as safely as possible. Off track, we are increasing our paddock space as the major event space demands are getting bigger every year.
Karting & Trackdays
Karting can now be booked online, track day registration and briefings are done at home prior to travelling and new formats for the Driving Experiences ensure the time at the circuit is the most enjoyable. If you are a regular on track, then why not consider joining the Track Day Club, its only £55 and you enjoy 10% off track time, which can add up to over £200 in a year.
Valentine’s Day Promotion
Special Valentines February Offer – If you want to give your loved one the opportunity to get on track with one of our Driving Experiences, we have a special Valentines 14% saving on all Driving Experiences (special offers excluded) – valid for purchases made before the end of Feb 2022 – Code LOVE14. Also the same code and discount is available for Karting bookings made for the month of February 2022. Or why not purchase one for yourself.
McRae Rally Challenge
The McRae Rally Challenge organising team will be announcing an assembly of rally stars, past and present, the likes of which Knockhill has never seen before. We are delighted that Jimmy McRae will be attending the Grant Rally which has the biggest entry in years and will be announcing the first stars not long after. There are a few top names doing this event as practice ahead of the main event in July!
Events & Season Passes
We are delighted to be returning to 4 KMSC organised Scottish Championship bike events this year giving you the chance to see some fabulous Club racing with riders lapping at near British Championship pace. We are also honoured to be hosting the 40th anniversary Jock Taylor Sidecar Trophy race which will also feature the British Sidecars in September.
The SMRC and KMSC car meetings are looking strong with the SMRC reverting to full day formats for 2022, kicking off in April with the return of the National Formula Fords. Round 2 in May will feature the David Leslie Trophy race for Super Tourers and a guest race of some fast Modified Fords. Around 40 Caterham Graduates visit the KMSC Super Lap Scotland event in June together with the first ever visit by the VW Cup.
It is best to purchase tickets in advance of your visit and if you are a regular visitor, then do consider purchasing a Season Ticket. There are three main types to choose from, the Gold gives you access to all events, all year and has a host of additional benefits such as discounts on our Driving Experiences and Merchandise Shop. The Four Wheel Pass is for all car events and Two Wheel for all bike event, each have additional benefits too. In addition, there are specific ones for Teens (13-16 years), Students, Disabled and Senior (65 years plus). Check out the Events Website for all the 2022 dates and Season Pass info.