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SCOTTISH MOTORSPORT OPEN DAY, 20 January, Knockhill Racing Circuit

Did you know you can go motor racing in Scotland? Come visit to find out how!

Our team are going to be at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Sunday the 20th January to welcome anyone who has an interest in going motor racing in 2019.

Here you will have the opportunity to join one of our club drivers on track for a thrilling passenger ride around the undulating Knockhill circuit, in anything from a Mini Cooper Cup Car to a Westfied kit car. There will also be high paced on track demonstrations from the Scottish Legends Cars and Formula Ford championships.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the drivers, teams and club coaches to find out how you can get involved yourself in the fun filled, adrenaline packed, racing scene, here in Scotland.

The event is free to attend. To get involved, simply:

  • Register your interest with us below
  • Arrive at Knockhill Racing Circuit anytime between 11am and 3pm
  • Visit Scottish Motor Racing Club awning – which will be positioned in the middle of the main paddock – where you will be able to:
    • Sign up for a free passenger ride
    • Pick up one of our championship brochures
    • See some of the 2019 competition cars up close
    • Meet club representatives, coaches, drivers and teams to find out how you can get your own racing journey started

If you’d like to attend this unique day and learn more about how you can get started in motorsport yourself, then simply register below. We’ll be releasing further details on the cars coming over the next week – stay tuned to our social media channel for details.

If you can’t make it to this Open day, don’t worry!  Email us on admin@smrc.co.uk and we will send you some further information and guidance on how you can get started in motor racing.

(There is limited availability for passenger rides so registering will help us to schedule you in a slot):

Register Here for The Scottish Motorsport Open Day

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting your personal information. Any personal data that you submit will be processed in line with our privacy policy: https://www.smrc.co.uk/privacy-policy/ 

Club Membership

Connecting racing drivers, recreational drivers, marshals, officials and fans of Scottish motorsport throughout the world.

The SMRC is the club for anyone with a passion for motor racing and motorsport. As a member of Scotland’s only motor racing club, you will be joining a like-minded community of drivers, fans and marshals, including most of Scotland’s top motorsport personalities.

Members benefit from regular club news, invites to our competitive and social events – including the prestigious annual awards dinner – discounted tickets to our race meetings and a range of exclusive member discounts.

We offer two tiers of membership; Social Membership and Racing Membership.

Coaching

Unlike many sports, motorsport has traditionally not had a culture of coaching within clubs. This seems a little strange, given the complexity, speed and potential risks associated with motorsport!

With this in mind, the Scottish Motor Racing Club are proud to be the first motor racing club in the UK to run a club coaching programme for members. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned campaigner, a young career minded driver or a complete newcomer to the sport, our team of experienced Motorsport UK qualified coaches are on hand to help.

How does the coaching Service work?

Race Meeting Support

There will always be at least one SMRC coach available at our race meetings. If you have a question or would like someone to have a quick look over one of your on-board video’s, then you can ask one of our coaching team and they will be happy to help. We will share details with competitors on which coaches are available before each race meeting.

Group Sessions

We run group sessions for members throughout the year. These are usually classroom based and focus on a variety of subjects from an ‘Introduction to Racing’ course, for newcomers, to a technical driving theory session for people of all experience levels.

There is a modest fee for taking part in one of these sessions. Keep an eye out in our club news for updates on the next session.

Private Coaching Sessions

If you would like a bespoke coaching session that is tailored to your own needs, then we offer one to one sessions with our coaches. This could take the form of in car coaching at a track day, one to one video coaching on a test day, a goal setting session etc.

Private Coaching Price List:

LengthCost
2 Hour Session£100
Half Day£160
Full Day£200

If you have a question about our coaching service or would like to make a booking, please complete the contact from below:

Racing

If you want to start racing in the UK then you need to be a member of an MSA sanctioned club, such as the SMRC. For information on how you can become a member of the SMRC please visit the membership pages.

Practically anyone can go racing although if you want to race competitively at club events such as SMRC events you will need to register for the ARDS course.

 

 

 

The ARDS National B test includes the following:

Welcome introduction
Tuition video
Briefing – what to expect at your first race, safety issues and the ARDS course details
Written tests
A 30 minute circuit driving evaluation
De-brief
This test is available to sit at Knockhill Racing Circuit so please contact them for more details.

To become a member today, click here.

Marshaling

SMRC meetings normally take place at Knockhill. Details for individual meetings vary, but marshals are generally required to sign on between 7:15 and 7:45am at the marshals’ building beside Race Control. Sign-on times for the forthcoming meeting will be posted on the website approximately a week before the meeting takes place. The sign-on process allocates marshals to a discipline and a post on the track for the day. A briefing for all marshals is held at around 8:00am before everyone heads out to post, generally for 8:30am depending on if it is a Club or National event.

Lunch with a refreshment is provided for marshals at SMRC events and racing normally finishes between 5:00pm and 6:00pm however on occasion it may finish slightly later. Marshals should ensure that they are adequately prepared for a day trackside at the circuit, facing all weather with potential for extremely variable conditions.

To co-ordinate the SMRC marshaling force we have a Chief Marshal – Richard Burrell and Marshal Co-ordinator Jackie Spencer who would be happy to provide you with any further information should you require it. SMRC now have an online registration process for Motorsport UK licenced marshals to register their availability for race weekends. You can register your details as a Race Registration Marshal by filling out the form below.

The SMRC will welcome any new or experienced marshal, please feel free to get in touch!

Marshals Fellowship

The SMRC Marshals Fellowship is exclusively available to our registered club marshals. It offers our marshals an accessible opportunity to join the club, recognising the significant contributions they make to help our events take place throughout the year.

All income generated from the Marshals Fellowship is used to help fund marshal fund days and social activities.

The Marshals Fellowship is priced at £15 and offers the following:

  • An SMRC Marshal Team Badge
  • Monthly ‘Pit Stop’ bulletin
  • Quarterly ‘Wheelspin Magazine’ (before it is released publicly)
  • Discounted access to SMRC race meetings
  • Discounts across the SMRC Merchandise range
  • Invite to our prestigious annual awards dinner

Fellowship Benefits Package

In addition, the Fellowship provides marshals with access to the following benefits package:

  • 15% discount on the entire Torq Racewear range
  • £85 Fixed Room rate at Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing
  • 15% discount on all new Reis Motorsport Insurance policies
  • 60% discount on Tickets to SMRC race meetings (£6 instead of £15 on the gate)
  • Exclusive discounts with Edinburgh Watch Company & a donation to the Jim Clark Trust on every member purchase
  • 20% discount on MAC Grafix vehicle wrapping, vinyl and printing services
  • 20% discount on selected Turner Autosport lines
  • 15% discount on Project 21 detailing and ceramic coating services
  • 10% discount on all Knockhill Voucher Experiences
  • 10% discount on HEL braided clutch and brake hoses with PerformanceTek
  • 10% discount on Motor Sport Magazine subscriptions
  • 6% discount on Microsoft Office 365 Licence & preferential rates for both IT support and IT consultancy with Cloud Cover IT

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SCOTTISH MOTORSPORT OPEN DAY, 20 January, Knockhill Racing Circuit

Did you know you can go motor racing in Scotland? Come visit to find out how!

Our team are going to be at Knockhill Racing Circuit on Sunday the 20th January to welcome anyone who has an interest in going motor racing in 2019.

Here you will have the opportunity to join one of our club drivers on track for a thrilling passenger ride around the undulating Knockhill circuit, in anything from a Mini Cooper Cup Car to a Westfied kit car. There will also be high paced on track demonstrations from the Scottish Legends Cars and Formula Ford championships.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the drivers, teams and club coaches to find out how you can get involved yourself in the fun filled, adrenaline packed, racing scene, here in Scotland.

The event is free to attend. To get involved, simply:

  • Register your interest with us below
  • Arrive at Knockhill Racing Circuit anytime between 11am and 3pm
  • Visit Scottish Motor Racing Club awning – which will be positioned in the middle of the main paddock – where you will be able to:
    • Sign up for a free passenger ride
    • Pick up one of our championship brochures
    • See some of the 2019 competition cars up close
    • Meet club representatives, coaches, drivers and teams to find out how you can get your own racing journey started

If you’d like to attend this unique day and learn more about how you can get started in motorsport yourself, then simply register below. We’ll be releasing further details on the cars coming over the next week – stay tuned to our social media channel for details.

If you can’t make it to this Open day, don’t worry!  Email us on admin@smrc.co.uk and we will send you some further information and guidance on how you can get started in motor racing.

(There is limited availability for passenger rides so registering will help us to schedule you in a slot):

Register Here for The Scottish Motorsport Open Day

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting your personal information. Any personal data that you submit will be processed in line with our privacy policy: https://www.smrc.co.uk/privacy-policy/ 

Become a member of the SMRC

Enjoy the range of benefits the SMRC has to offer drivers, marshals and other members

Find out more