KNOCK­HILL: BTCC

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Sure, Knock­hill isn’t the most ex­pan­sive of Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship events. But what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in terms of at­mos­phere and ac­tion.

What makes Knock­hill so spe­cial, aside from all that it of­fers on cir­cuit, is the open pad­dock. Nowhere else on the BTCC cal­en­dar do the fans get as close to the cars and the driv­ers. You can’t walk 10 paces with­out spot­ting a driver.

The fa­cil­i­ties at the cir­cuit are homely and the staff are friendly. There is a real sense of oc­ca­sion when the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship rolls in to town and ev­ery­one in­volved in the event pulls out all the stops to make sure it runs smoothly.

Out on the cir­cuit, Knock­hill of­fers some of the most chal­leng­ing cor­ners in the BTCC and, dur­ing the first half of the lap, driv­ers are off the ground as much as they are on it. If you were only to go to one BTCC meet­ing a year, we’d rec­om­mend it to be this one.

Au­gust 13/14

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