SOCIALLY-DISTANT activity is set to accelerate back into Knockhill later this month, track bosses have revealed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scotland's national motorsport centre had, last month, confirmed that all events at the circuit had been postponed until at least mid-June.

Last Thursday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government would proceed with moving into the first phase of its four-part route map out of the crisis.

Non-contact, outdoor activities within local areas have been able to resume since last week, and Knockhill are making plans to offer some of its regular events on Saturday, June 27.

Managing director Jillian Shedden said that the venue's track day activities, allowing visitors to take to the circuit in a car or bike, will resume and will continue to operate throughout July.

Further announcements relating to measures being put in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors, and on Knockhill's round of the Bennetts British Superbikes (BSB) are anticipated to be made this week.

The BSB had been due to roll into West Fife over the weekend of July 10-12 but its first four rounds – at Silverstone, Oulton Park, Donnington Park and Snetterton – have all been postponed.

There had been no confirmation over whether the Knockhill round of the championship would go ahead as planned but another of its flagship events – the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship – has been pencilled in to run over the weekend of August 29-30 as part of a revised calendar.

Knockhill added that they will hold back spaces in upcoming track days for any bookings that have been cancelled in recent months for customers to reschedule.