FRONTLINE heroes with the NHS can enjoy some exhilarating wheel-to-wheel action free of charge this weekend thanks to Knockhill Racing Circuit.

Bosses at the venue, Scotland's national motorsport centre, are ready to thank those key workers who have looked after the country during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering no-cost entry during its first-ever NHS Appreciation Day on Sunday.

Running in conjunction with their fifth Armed Forces Appreciation Day, during the SMRC (Scottish Motor Racing Club) Championship race day, health service staff are being given the opportunity to watch the best of Scottish racing as the drivers take part in their penultimate races of 2021.

Stuart Gray, director of events at Knockhill, explained: "The debt of thanks we all owe our NHS staff in the last 18 months is incalculable with the effects of the pandemic.

"We all know they were stretched prior to March 2020 but their resilience, dedication and constant role while in the face of the effects of COVID-19 matches the traits of our armed forces in times of conflict. We owe the NHS and our armed forces so much and our Appreciation Day for both sectors is our small way of saying thank you.

"The action will start at midday with a busy afternoon of action, all the way to around 5.30pm, featuring Classics, C1s, Mini Coopers and Fiesta STs and will sure to be action-packed. We hope many people will come along who have not previously been to the circuit."

NHS workers wishing to attend should show their NHS ID cards to gain free entry, while serving members or veterans of the Armed Forces can do so with their proof of service. In addition, anybody accompanying an NHS worker or member of the armed forces can gain access for a concessionary rate, while under-12s go free.