Racing abandoned after Knockhill deluge comprimises safety

BMW racers splash their way around Knockhill. Pic: Power Images
BMW racers splash their way around Knockhill. Pic: Power Images

Knockhill racers splashed their way around the Fife circuit on Sunday in the latest round of the Scottish Motor Racing Championships.

Standing water, slippery track conditions and poor visibility were just a few of the challenges faced by drivers throughout the seven Championship classes.

Stuart Gray, Knockhill events director, said: “That was a really difficult meeting for all concerned, and yet, still very entertaining.

“I must however, thank everyone for there patience, understanding and commitment; particularly the marshals.

“To be standing out in that weather, for that length of time and yet still be professional enough to ensure everyone’s safety is testament to their dedication.”

Glenrothes driver Phil Dryburgh made the most of the conditions to claim his first podium of the season in the BMW Comapct Cup.

However, after reaching race ten of the programme, the weather once again took centre stage as rolling mist covered the circuit, making visibility and drivability almost impossible. Ultimately, after a 15 minute delay the meeting was abandoned in the interests of safety.

The next round of SMRC racing takes place on Sunday, June 21 – Armed Forces Appreciation Day – which will feature Scottish Championship racing, Supercar displays and classic military displays.