A FIVE-TIME winner of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race will be guest of honour at Knockhill today.

Frank Biela, one of the greatest touring car drivers in history, will visit the circuit for the David Leslie Super Touring Car Festival that began yesterday and will conclude today.

In 1996, Biela and Audi Sport UK stunned the AutoTrader British Touring Car Championship with a truly dominant season in their groundbreaking four-wheel Audi A4 quattro before he went on to enjoy five Le Mans 24 Hours victories.

The German driver also won the Sebring 12 Hours in the USA four times, the American Le Mans Series twice and countless sports-prototype races across the world and Stuart Gray, Knockhill’s director of events, said: “We are truly honoured that such a legend of British and World touring and sports cars will be with us for the David Leslie Super Touring Championship event.

“Frank is flying in from Europe to be with us and will be meeting the fans, doing autograph sessions and a Q&A as well as, hopefully, a demo in an Audi A4 quattro SuperTourer from his all-conquering era.

“We are thrilled that funding from Event Scotland and Fife Council has allowed this prestigious event to be televised and we are expecting a display of race and show Super Tourers and BTCC cars, the likes of which has not been seen since their appearance here over 17 years ago when we had record crowds attending.”

The event will feature two Super Touring Car races, one on each day, both vying for the David Leslie Trophy. Also appearing is the first ever visit of the Junior Touring Car Championship, Irish Legends and a full supporting SMRC programme, with the Scottish Formula Fords also racing for the David Leslie Trophy.

Full event details can be found on knockhill.com and tickets are available in advance.