Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife is Scotland's national motorsport centre. The circuit is located in the Fife countryside about 6 miles (10 km) north of Dunfermline. The track, initially opened in 1974, is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) long and 10 metres wide and was created by joining service roads to a nearby disused mineral railway, closed in 1951, which served Lethans Colliery.
A Porsche at the top of Duffus Dip
Between 1974 and 1983 the circuit had a number of different owners which helped to steadily develop the circuit's facilities and attractions. Since the 1980s, however, Knockhill has been extensively developed to a point where it is able to host rounds of most of the major British car and motorbike championships. Today Knockhill offers a range of motorsport facilities in addition to the original circuit, including an offroad track, rally stage and a go-kart track.
In common with most UK circuits, Knockhill also runs experience sessions. These sessions allow people without a racing licence a chance to drive a single-seater car on the track, a rally-prepared car on a gravel stage, or drive a 4×4 in true offroad conditions, a Formula One simulator inside a real Formula One car and also be able to drive a Ferrari around the track.
The newest attraction for teenagers at Knockhill is TEEN DRIVE which allows teenagers the chance to learn about cars, road safety, how to change a wheel and a chance to get to drive a car themselves with support from an instructor.
Following the death of David Leslie in an aircraft accident, Knockhill is to rename a corner Leslie's Bend in his honour.