KNOCKHILL CELEBRATES WITH NEW RACING CIRCUIT FOR 2012

Official Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting by (left to right) Circuit Owner Derek Butcher, Managing Director Jillian Shedden and BSB rider Dennis Hobbs opening the new reverse direction circuit.

Official Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting by (left to right) Circuit Owner Derek Butcher, Managing Director Jillian Shedden and BSB rider Dennis Hobbs opening the new reverse direction circuit.

Under blazing sunshine, Knockhill Racing Circuit today unveiled the first new circuit in Scotland in almost 40 years with the ceremonial opening of the new reverse direction circuit.

Commenting on the launch, Derek Butcher, track owner since 1984, said, “I raced at the very first Knockhill bike meeting back in 1974 and couldn’t resist getting back on track today to try out the reverse direction. It was an absolutely amazing experience. It’s going to be a real challenge for all competitors and I think every driver and bike rider will enjoy the new direction just as much as I did.”

Jillian Shedden, Managing Director of Knockhill Racing Circuit comments, “It’s been great to see all our driving experience vehicles on track today. Our instructors have had great fun driving reverse direction today so I am sure all our customers will feel exactly the same way.

“We look forward to hosting the first official reverse track event in May and getting feedback from the drivers. It will be interesting to hear which direction they prefer!”

To experience the new track for yourself visit the Knockhill Racing Circuit online at  http://trackdays.knockhill.com/

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