Knock­hill joins MN Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship cal­en­dar for ’17/18

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Knock­hill will join the Motorsport News Cir­cuit Rally Cham­pi­onship for the 2017/18 sea­son, with a round in De­cem­ber as the se­ries re­vealed a pro­vi­sional third year sched­ule.

The Fife venue re­places Rock­ing­ham on the cal­en­dar, while the rest of the eight cham­pi­onship rounds re­main the same.

Tre­ble British Tour­ing Car cham­pion Gor­don Shed­den – who is also com­mer­cial di­rec­tor at Knock­hill – re­vealed the news at the Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional Show on Thurs­day last week.

“Scot­land has a real affin­ity with ral­ly­ing and a real pres­ence,” said Shed­den.

“You get some fan­tas­tic cars, great driv­ers; who knows, these guys com­ing to com­pete at Knock­hill could be the WRC stars of the fu­ture.

“It’s [com­pet­ing in the win­ter] a chance to stay sharp in dif­fer­ent con­di­tions. It’s al­most go­ing back to pure driv­ing. It’s all about car con­trol, and what bet­ter way to hone that than to be slid­ing around Knock­hill in De­cem­ber?”

Cham­pi­onship co­or­di­na­tor Dar­ren Spann added: “This ad­di­tion gives our cham­pi­onship at least one round in Scot­land, Wales and Eng­land and makes it truly a na­tional cham­pi­onship.”

Shed­den backs rally

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