THE home of motorsport in Scotland has been put forward for a national award.

Iconic West Fife venue Knockhill Racing Circuit has received a nomination in the Scottish Thistle Awards’ ‘Outstanding Sporting Event’ category.

The awards have been recognising and celebrating the elite of the Scottish tourism, hospitality and events industry for more than 25 years, with the efforts of regional and national winners honoured.

Knockhill, the only accredited FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) and Motorsport UK-approved venue north of the border, has been selected for its hosting of a race weekend in both the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, and the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

When the latter championship came to the venue at the end of July, it did so for the 30th successive year, with home heroes Rory Butcher and Gordon Shedden two of four Scots in the field.

Kirkcaldy-born Butcher took a hugely-popular third place in the weekend’s final race, thrilling the thousands of fans who turned out to watch.

The awards will see a panel of industry experts judge which sporting event will take the accolade but the nomination itself reflects and champions the relentless hard work and effort that the whole team at Knockhill puts into its events, in particular how the circuit and its staff have adapted to the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stuart Gray, Knockhill director of events, said: “A huge thanks to all the Knockhill team and everyone who helped deliver these great events. They were pretty special after everything we’ve been through in the last three years.

“We will find out if we’ve won the category in February 2023 but, win or not, it’s fantastic to have been recognised by the industry.”

Alan Gow, British Touring Car Championship chief executive, added: “This is a real feather in the cap for Knockhill – and the BTCC – to have been nominated for such a prestigious award and is testament to the great effort that everyone at the venue puts into their event.

“We’re delighted that Knockhill’s hard work is being recognised and proud that our event is part of the nomination.”

Racing continues at Knockhill this month, with two exciting events over the next two weekends - and Press Sport has tickets to give away.

We've teamed-up with the venue to give away tickets to their choice of one of two events taking place this month.

This weekend, the Caterham Championship brings up to 150 competitors to Knockhill for two days of action, whilst the following weekend, on Sunday April 25, Scottish Ford Live will be held, featuring a wide range of display cars, prestige show cars, and competition cars.

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question: How many years of British Touring Car Championship racing have been held at Knockhill?

Send your entries, complete with your name, contact number and choice of which event you'd like to attend, by sending an email, entitled 'Knockhill Competition', to

Entries should be received by midday on Friday, and winners will be selected, at random, from the correct entries received.

Good luck!