AHEAD of an action-packed weekend with championship points on the line, what would be the best preparation for half-a-dozen touring car drivers?

The answer lay on the outskirts of Cardenden where, last Friday, they could be found testing their racing skills to 1 / 10th of the scale at Dunfermline District Radio Car Club.

West Fife played host to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) over the weekend as Knockhill Racing Circuit hosted rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the prestigious series for 2023.

With qualifying for Sunday's race day taking place on Saturday, competitors Nick Halstead, Mikey Dobre, Tom Chilton, Darryl Deleon, Jack Butel and Michael Crees tried their hand at radio control car racing on Friday morning.

Joined by members of the club and fans, they had a fun but competitive 'race-off', which saw Butel come out on top.

Stuart Gray, Knockhill director of events, helped organise the event, and has previously organised golf days, and visits to Deep Sea World and the top of the Forth Bridge, for visiting BTCC competitors.

He said: "A couple of the drivers have done it (radio control car racing) before to quite a high level, and they were really well looked after.

"It's a lovely facility, and the guys that run it are so enthusiastic. The touring car guys loved it.

"On Saturday night, Nick Halstead organised some crazy kart racing for charity, where they had a lot of fun.

"We try to make it special for them when they come up to Knockhill."

Dunfermline District Radio Car Club is one of the oldest radio control car clubs in Scotland, having raced various forms of electric radio control cars, both indoors and outdoors, for around 50 years.

They currently race 1 / 12th and 1 / 10th scale cars indoors, and 1 / 10th scale outdoors, and meet regularly on Sunday afternoons.

On Facebook, they described the visit as "absolutely fantastic" and a "great promotion for the club and sport", adding: "The BTCC drivers really enjoyed it; it was fun as well as being competitive".