Knockhill race circuit is located in Fife, Scotland near the city of Dunfermline. The circuit was created in 1974 by Tom Kinnaird who put into reality his vision of creating a demanding road-circuit style track, 1.3 miles (2km) long and 30 feet (10 m) wide with unique turns and great undulations. In the autumn of 1974 the first Motorcycle race meeting was held at Knockhill Race Circuit where vast crowds flocked to watch the inaugural event. Shortly after the initial opening an ambitious programme was proposed to host a Scottish F1 Grand Prix which required a track extension to 2.3 miles (3.7km), an addition of 40 Pit Garages and the construction of facilities such as hotels, chalet lodges, a Kart track, a 4x4 course and Pony Trekking facilities. Despite the ambition, accumulated debts of £250,000 prevented completion and the circuit was eventually forced to close. Following a buyout of the land the circuit re-opened had has since been fully resurfaced twice and the track safety has increased to meet requirements of the RACMSA. Buildings and services have been added turning the Circuit into a seven day a week corporate venue which also holds some of the most coveted racing events such as the British Touring Cars Championship, Formula 3, British Rallycross and British Superbikes.