Reverse Knockhill run for SMRCposted in SMRC19 | 08 | 2017

    THIS WEEKEND, FOR the first time in more than 20 years, Knockhill will run the full Scottish Motor Racing Club Championship programme on the anti-clockwise, or reverse direction, configuration. (Watch our video of the reverse run round Knockhill)

    Over the entire history of the 1.3-mile circuit in Fife, virtually all the racing has happened in the conventional clockwise direction, as it did at last weekend’s British Touring Car Championship meeting.

    But tomorrow, the SMRC-organised event will run on the reverse direction format for the first in more than 20 years.

    The reverse direction track was re-created in 2012 and has hosted both bike racing and Super Lap Scotland events since then, but Sunday’s meeting will see all the Scottish classes tackle Scotland’s “newest” race track.

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    “We are eagerly looking forward to Sunday as it will be the first time many of the racers have competed on this configuration of the track,” Stuart Gray, Knockhill Director of Events, said.

    “Knockhill in reverse is a stunning track and offers an entirely different track for the racers. Any knowledge or experience racing clockwise is of no use as it is entirely different. It’s even more exciting going the other way.

    “We have been running this format for all our bike and SLS events for four seasons now, and the competitors love it. Some are marginally quicker the other way, and it has also thrown up new winners too.

    “With the costs of away rounds in England being so expensive, this initiative gives racers a new challenge and experience at their home track. It effectively gives Scotland a second full time race track.”

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    Jim McGill

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