Some folk bemoan the modern BTCC, complaining about shoddy driving standards, the reduced diversity brought about by the loss – 30-odd years ago! – of a multi-class structure, the artificiality of success ballast and so on. If you are in any of those camps, we recommend that you go and watch – and any excuse to visit Scotland should always be taken.
In truth, the multi-class BTCC (and preceding BSCC) didn’t always make sense to the wider public because the championship leader was often somebody who picked up maximum points after finishing 14th overall on a good day. And driving standards are, generally, pretty good; contact is usually a by-product of the fastest 25 cars being separated by a second or less per lap – an occupational hazard rather than deliberate malice.
Knockhill is in a lovely location, too, so you can make a very long weekend of it.