KAMES Motorsport Complex in Muirkirk has featured in a documentary featuring the star of BBC crime drama Luther, Idris Elba, on Saturday, November 3.

Originally filmed in 2015, Elba visited Muirkirk to receive tuition from veteran rally driver Jimmy McRae before taking on the Circuit of Ireland Rally.

The next episode of Idris Elba: No Limits will be shown on Quest at 10pm this Saturday and East Ayrshire Car Club (EACC) were delighted to have played their part in the series.

A spokesperson for EACC said: “Last Saturday evening, local motorsport fans as well as film buffs were glued to Quest to see Scottish rally legend Jimmy McRae introduce international film and TV pin-up Idris Elba to the torrid world of rally driving.

“The opening scenes were shot at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk where the actor found the tight corners a steep learning curve. Later in the programme he underwent more advanced tuition at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Fife before travelling across the North Channel to compete in the arduous Circuit of Ireland.

“During his visit he took time to be photographed with the East Ayrshire Car Club Chairman, Russell Fair.”