A BRAND new racing format for Super Lap Scotland has been unveiled ahead of the opening round at Knockhill this weekend.

In addition to competing in the regular SLS time-trial competition, racers can also take their first steps into the world of motor racing on the same day with the all-new Rockstar Energy Chase Series competition.

Rory Butcher, Super Lap Scotland series co-ordinator and British Touring Car Championship racer, said: "We are really excited to be introducing an all-new race series in conjunction with Super Lap Scotland.

"The new Rockstar Energy Chase Series allows drivers to compete against SLS rivals they know and trust, all within their existing class structures.

"For many, the Rockstar Energy Chase Series will be their first foray into full-on motor racing and it is hoped that the series will become an ideal environment to gather experience and race-craft in familiar surroundings, before venturing on to the wider world of competitive motorsports."

As well as racing head-to-head to the finish line for a taditional 1-2-3 podium, the Rockstar Energy Chase Series will use a unique aggregate race time for each class, Pro to F, with the overall winner being the driver who is closest to or furthest ahead of their pre-calculated class aggregate race time.

The race time aggregate format levels the playing field, allowing each driver, regardless of class, the chance to win the Rockstar Energy Chase Series Trophy.

Gordon Donald, senior sponsorship and promotions manager (EU) for Rockstar Energy Drink, added: "Rockstar Energy Drink are delighted to further extend our association with Super Lap Scotland by supporting this new race series.

"The SLS paddock continues to grow year-on-year and the introduction of this exciting new format will continue to draw newcomers into the world of competitive motorsport.

"We have had a long-standing affinity with the fast moving world of motorsport and this latest announcement further enhances that relationship."

The four event series kicks off this weekend at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Sunday, and a number of drivers already committed to the first round, we're extremely excited to see how it all unfolds as the season progresses.

For further information on Super Lap Scotland and the Rockstar Energy Chase Series please contact Rory Butcher (series co-ordinator) on 01383 723337 or email roryb@knockhill.co.uk.

Tickets can be booked via the Knockhill website.