Quite possibly one of the most well-known forms of motorsport is circuit racing.
A number of cars race wheel-to-wheel on a race track. The winner is the first competitor to reach the chequered flag, which falls once the designated number of race laps or a time limit has been completed. Most meetings comprise practice sessions, qualifying and at least one race.
Circuit racing in Scotland all happens at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife, where events are mainly run by the in-house Knockhill Motor Sports Club. Knockhill is only circuit in the World licenced by the FIA to be used in both directions, although not at the same time!
The Knockhill Motor Sports Club organise the Modsports Race Championship for saloon, sports cars and kit cars along with Super Lap Scotland (SLS). Whilst SLS is not technically racing it is competitive with drivers taking part in a series of on-track sessions to establish the fastest lap time relative to their class, which is based on the cars power to weight ratio.
Scottish Championship car racing is organised by The Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) and caters for various types of cars ranging from the entry level Citroen C1 Cup through to the faster Fiesta ST & Mini Cooper Cup along with a Championship dedicated to Classic Sports & Saloon Cars. The SMRC has existed in its present form since 1963 although it was part of the Border Motor Racing Club from 1946. The Scottish Championships take place at Knockhill aswell as featuring regular ‘away rounds’ at circuits in Northern England and Ireland.