Knockhill Racing Circuit honours McRae family with corner name
Knockhill Racing Circuit has announced plans to honour the McRae family by naming a corner at the iconic Fife venue after them.
The right-hander at the bottom of Duffus Dip, where competitors turn from the track onto the loose Rallycross stage, will now be known as McRae’s at all rally and rallycross events.
It comes in the year when the circuit celebrates the McRae Rally Challenge which takes place on July 2nd and 3rd 2022.
Last run at Knockhill in 2015, the event will see Scottish and British rallying gear up for one of the biggest celebrations since Colin McRae became Britain’s first World Rally Champion in 1995. Not only will it commemorate Colin becoming the youngest ever World Rally champion, but also recognise and celebrate the achievements of Jimmy McRae, Alister, and third generation rising star Max McRae.
The McRae Rally Challenge will incorporate a wide variety of rally attractions, combining static displays with dramatic on-stage rally action and the event is a special invitational for fifty leading national and international rally crews, which will feature two one-day single venue rallies, a power-stage finale on Sunday as well as a Junior rally event.
“The whole team at Knockhill are thrilled and honoured to be naming a corner at Knockhill after the forty-year association the circuit has had with all of the McRae family,” Stuart Gray, Director of Events.
“It is the perfect corner to carry the illustrious family name as it combines the two disciplines of rallying and racing. We asked Jimmy and the family, and they are delighted that their name will forever be part of the circuit that has featured in so much of their sporting activities and even more so in July when the McRae Rally Challenge returns.
“At this event, there will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony with all the McRae family and members of the Knockhill team.”