RORY BUTCHER is hopeful that home support can spur him on to glory as race day takes place in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Knockhill.

The 36-year-old, who grew up in Kirkcaldy and spent more than a decade instructing at the iconic West Fife venue, is gearing up to try and earn points in the series' annual trip to Scotland.

Butcher knows the narrow and undulating 1.27-mile circuit better than most – and that is reflected in his results.

Scene of his BTCC debut back in 2017, the former Independents’ Champion and Jack Sears Trophy winner has since gone on to triumph twice at the track, and he piloted his British-built Toyota Corolla GR Sport to a podium finish there last summer.

"here’s no question that Knockhill is the biggest weekend of the season for me," Toyota Gazoo Racing UK's Butcher said.

"It’s obviously my home track and somewhere that I know extremely well, and, while I might be a bit biased, honestly, it’s just awesome to drive. The comparisons to a rollercoaster ride are no exaggeration – every lap is simply pure adrenaline.

"The support us Scottish drivers receive from the fans there is amazing, and that definitely spurs me on.

"It’s been a few races now since we’ve had a result to really shout about, but I’ve won at Knockhill in the BTCC twice before, and there’s nothing I’d like more this weekend than to reward the team for all their hard work by reaching the top step of the podium again."

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