Fife event on track thanks to funding boost

Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

3One of Scotland’s biggest motorsport festivals is among 21 events to be supported by the EventScotland National Funding Programme as part of VisitScotland’s work to deliver the national events strategy Scotland the Perfect Stage.

 

Taking place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September at Knockhill Racing Circuit, The Super Touring Car Championship has been awarded a funding boost of £5,000.The Super Touring Car Championship will feature over 130 of Scotland’s top racing drivers compete in a wide variety of vehicles and championships across the weekend at Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre.

 

The race meeting and 21 other events across 13 of Scotland’s local authority areas are receiving a combined total of £232,700 awarded from Round 32 of the National Funding Programme.

 

The National Funding Programme – which is administered by EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Event Directorate – was established to enable the strategic development of events taking place outwith Edinburgh and Glasgow, with the aim of driving domestic tourism and increasing economic impact for local communities throughout Scotland.

 

Thanks to the funding, and in keeping with the objectives of the National Funding Programme, The Super Touring Car Championship will now be in a position to further develop by extending and enhancing its programme in order to increase attendance figures and improve the overall spectator experience.

 

Stuart Gray, Director of Events at Knockhill, said:

 

“We have been working on trying to attract the Super Tourers to Knockhill for a number of years and with the help and support of EventScotland and Fife Council, we are over the moon that the championship is coming north. In addition to a quality grid on track, the pit lane garages will feature a whole host of special exhibits that will be on display and being paraded too. The complement of racers and show cars will attract race fans from all over.”

 

Source:-Visit Scotland

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