Knockhill announces new club and race series

Knockhill Motor Sports Club - new era for Scottish circuit

NEWLY-FORMED Knockhill Motor Sports Club has unveiled plans for a Four-Meeting Bike Race Series in 2011.

Approved by both of the governing bodies for bike and car sport, the Knockhill Motor Sports Club is kicking off its inaugural season with a four-round National Permit bike race series from April to September 2011.

Knockhill Circuit will not be hosting any events organised by the KDMC (Kirkcaldy & District Motor Club) in 2011, but Circuit Owner Derek Butcher said: "Whilst the 2011 season sees the sun set on the KDMC organised racing events after a long number of years, we are all excited by the sunrise opportunity to reinvent the sporting spectacle, challenge and action for all riders in Scotland and further afield. It's a clean sheet of paper approach to meetings and if we get this right, we believe we can rejuvenate and re-energise the whole scene, organising race events that riders of all grades will really want to take part in."

The organisation says they're aiming to provide a friendly, helpful club with quality and exciting racing for competitors and spectators. The club are also offering prizes for class and race winners as well as for those setting the fastest laps, pole positions, most overtaking done, most laps led, best prepared bike, best presented team etc.

Circuit Events and Club Director Stuart Gray said: "We are really excited about the prospects for 2011 for the whole of bike sport in Scotland. In the New Year we are confident that we will be in a position to announce some fantastic prizes and new initiatives to support riders at both ends of the grid. There is huge interest from the riders and teams and spectators so we are convinced that we are developing events that everyone wants."

Riders can register their interest via email at, and join the Knockhill Motor Sport Club via the Knockhill website