The seventh round of the BTCC takes us to the historical county of Fife, Scotland. Knockhill motor sport circuit opened in September 1974 and is Scotland’s national motorsport centre. At just over a mile long, the course, created by a disused railway line and service road, boasts a unique series of twists, turns, drops and climbs, varying by around 200 feet (60m) from highest to lowest point.
Between 1974 and 1983, the circuit had multiple owners which helped it steadily develop its facilities and attractions. The first ever car race was held on 18th May 1975, followed by the circuit being host to most of the major British Car and motorbike championships due to the circuit’s continual development and improvements.
For 12 years, Knockhill was host to BTCC, until the deal came to an end in 2002 due to the promoters seeking infrastructure upgrades. BTCC returned to Knockhill in 2004 and has been a popular track amongst drivers ever since, with one of our drivers Colin Turkington stating that Knockhill is “hands down one of the race weekends I look forward to the most”.
The competition heats up
Over the weekend of Saturday 12th August 2017, Knockhill will hold rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the BTCC. This weekend will also be extra special as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Knockhill circuit; with a line-up of special features, invited guests and parades across the weekend, it promises to be a real celebration of motor sport.
As sponsors for West Surrey Racing’s BMW Team, Physical Digital® hope to see the season’s success continue at Knockhill. With Colin Turkington currently sitting at second place in the table, just two points shy of the Championship lead, closely followed by Rob Collard in the third spot, being just two points behind, it's guaranteed to be a nail-biting race as the drivers continue to battle it out for the top spot.
This track promises to push drivers to the very max, so let’s hope the weather is kind to them and the team continue their front-running form! The whole team at Physical Digital, leaders in Optical 3D Scanning, wishes West Surrey Racing’s BMW Team the very best of luck.
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